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King Lear

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Cleveland Foundation Cuyahoga Arts and Culture Ohio Arts Council NEA Shakespeare in American Communities

October 02 - November 01, 2015

Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square

King Lear

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Joseph Hanreddy
Run Time: 2 Hours & 51 Mins. (with intermission)

A classic tale of love, loss and legacy, King Lear’s royal epic reigns supreme. When an aging monarch resolves to retire and divide his kingdom among three daughters, his sense of reason is suddenly shattered by the surprising emotional storm that ensues. Stoked by fierce winds of treachery, the tragic tempest plunges both king and kingdom into chaos. As his life hangs in the balance, a once proud monarch is forced to wrestle with morality as he confronts his own mortality.

Our production of KING LEAR is part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a national program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

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Goneril (actor, Laura Perrotta, right) appeals to her father King Lear (actor, Aled Davies) as he divides his estate while her sister Cordelia (actor, Cassandra Bissell, left) observes in the Great Lakes Theater production of the towering tragedy KING LEAR at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through November 1. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Regan (actor, Robyn Cohen, center) appeals to her father King Lear (actor, Aled Davies) as he divides his estate while her sister Cordelia (actor, Cassandra Bissell, left) observes in the Great Lakes Theater production of the towering tragedy KING LEAR at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through November 1. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

King Lear (actor, Aled Davies, left) and the Earl of Kent (actor, Dougfred Miller, right) discuss succession plans in the Great Lakes Theater production of the towering tragedy KING LEAR at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through November 1. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

The ambitious sisters Regan (actor, Robyn Cohen, left) and Goneril (actor, Laura Perrotta, right) face off in the Great Lakes Theater production of the towering tragedy KING LEAR at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through November 1. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

King Lear (actor, Aled Davies, above) and his Fool (actor, Tom Ford, below) share a quiet moment before an impending storm in the Great Lakes Theater production of the towering tragedy KING LEAR at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through November 1. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Regan (actor, Robyn Cohen) and the Earl of Gloucester (actor, David Anthony Smith) share the spotlight in the Great Lakes Theater production of the towering tragedy KING LEAR at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through November 1. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

The Earl of Kent (actor, Dougfred Miller, left) and Lear's Fool (actor, Tom Ford, right) toast to happier times in the Great Lakes Theater production of the towering tragedy KING LEAR at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through November 1. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

King Lear (actor, Aled Davies, left) and the Earl of Gloucester (actor, David Anthony Smith) take center stage in the Great Lakes Theater production of the towering tragedy KING LEAR at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through November 1. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

An increasingly maddening King Lear (actor, Aled Davies, left) takes center stage in the Great Lakes Theater production of the towering tragedy KING LEAR at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through November 1. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

A disguised Edgar (actor, J. Todd Adams, left) inspires pity in an increasingly maddening King Lear (actor, Aled Davies, right) in the Great Lakes Theater production of the towering tragedy KING LEAR at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through November 1. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Edmund (actor, Jonathan Dyrud, left) conspires with the Duke of Cornwall (actor, Dustin Tucker, right) in the Great Lakes Theater production of the towering tragedy KING LEAR at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through November 1. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

A calculating daughter of King Lear, Goneril (actor, Laura Perrotta) makes her next move by seducing the ambitious Edmund (actor, Jonathan Dyrud) in the Great Lakes Theater production of the towering tragedy KING LEAR at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through November 1. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

A calculating daughter of King Lear, Regan (actor, Robyn Cohen) makes her next move by seducing the ambitious Oswald (actor, Peter Gosik) in the Great Lakes Theater production of the towering tragedy KING LEAR at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through November 1. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Daughter Cordelia (actor, Cassandra Bissell) comforts her dying father King Lear (actor, Aled Davies) in the Great Lakes Theater production of the towering tragedy KING LEAR at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through November 1. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Father, King Lear (actor, Aled Davies), and daughter, Cordelia (actor, Cassandra Bissell), share a final tender moment onstage together in the Great Lakes Theater production of the towering tragedy KING LEAR at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through November 1. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

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