KING LEAR

BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

Directed by Jennifer Feather Youngblood

May 21 – June 14, 2020
Thursdays through Sundays @8pm
Schiller Park Amphitheatre

ABOUT

A wrenching story of justice, perception, and madness, King Lear has fascinated audiences for more than 400 years. The Bard’s 1605 retelling of the pre-Roman legend Leir of Britain, is a classic and well-known story of a short-sighted, proud monarch who, in seeking to avoid future strife, ultimately destroys the legacy he was hoping to preserve.

CAST

KENT (M/F): 25-45, athletic

GLOUCESTER/SOLDIER (M): 60-80

EDMUND (M): 20- 40

KING LEAR (F): 60-80, athletic (or obviously athletic at one time)

CORNWALL/SOLDIER (M): 35-50

ALBANY (M): 35-50

GONERIL (F): 30-40

REGAN (F): 30-40 (younger or younger-presenting than Goneril)

CORDELIA/SOLDIER (F): 18-25, petite

TALBOT/SOLDIER (M/F): 25-70

KING OF FRANCE/SECOND SERVANT/SOLDIER (M): 25-40

BURGANDY/CURAN/ATTENDANT (M): 25-40, athletic

FOOL/THIRD SERVANT/SOLDIER (M/F): 25-60

EDGAR (M): 20-40

OSWALD/SOLDIER (M): 20-60

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