Tragedie of Lear

October 12 - 22, 2017

Ad Hoc Collective for the Tragedie of Lear

Playwright(s): William Shakespeare

directed by:
Ash Knight

Walter Borden
Deborah Drakeford
Courtney Ch'ng Lancaster
Andrew Moodie

We present a story of two families: Lear and his daughters and Gloster and her two sons. It is a story of families, aging and mental health. What happens to family dynamics once a mental health issue is introduced into the relationships? How do members of the family suffer alongside the individual who has the condition? We also see old age portrayed in all its vulnerability, pride, and wisdom—another reason this most devastating of Shakespeare’s tragedies is also perhaps his most moving.

Upcoming Performances

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