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King Lear

February 12-May 6, 2017

William Shakespeare's King Lear

Directed by Julia Rodriguez-Elliott

The gut-wrenching devastation of Lear encompasses more than one man’s trajectory of power and hubris; it is an affecting, unflinching chronicle of a family as it disintegrates around the mental illness of its patriarch. This spring we invite you to experience, in the midst of tragedy, the healing and transcendent nature of great art.

Running Time: 2 hours and 40 minutes including one intermission

"[An] elegant production, carried off with skill, alacrity, and majesty" — Cultural Weekly
"Highly recommend[ed] for Shakespeare fans, old and new" — Broadway World
"RECOMMENDED: A delicate and deft take on Lear"— Stage Raw
"Modern, yet timeless" — Pasadena Review
"Emotionally Engaging" — Pop Culture Beast
"[Geoff Elliott] is outstanding" — Around Town Pasadena
"A sterling crew of talented and experienced actors" — Edge Media Network

artists + cast

The Artists

The Cast

† Designer is represented by United Scenic Artists Local USA-829 of the IATSE

* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage
Managers in the United States.

ANW Resident Artist

King Lear Press Photos
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Erika Soto (Cordelia), Kasey Mahaffy (The Fool), and Geoff Elliott (King Lear). Photo by Craig Schwartz.

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Geoff Elliott (King Lear) and Kasey Mahaffy (The Fool). Photo by Craig Schwartz.

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Ensemble of King Lear. Photo by Craig Schwartz.

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Geoff Elliott (King Lear). Photo by Craig Schwartz.

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Geoff Elliott (King Lear) and Erika Soto (Cordelia). Photo by Craig Schwartz.

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Geoff Elliott (King Lear) and Erika Soto (Cordelia). Photo by Craig Schwartz.

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King Lear Costume Renderings
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King Lear

King Lear

Costume design and rendering by Angela Balogh Calin.

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King Lear

King Lear

Costume design and rendering by Angela Balogh Calin.

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Military Uniforms

Military Uniforms

Costume design and rendering by Angela Balogh Calin.

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Regan

Regan

Costume design and rendering by Angela Balogh Calin.

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King of France and Duke of Burgundy

King of France and Duke of Burgundy

Costume design and rendering by Angela Balogh Calin.

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Earl of Kent

Earl of Kent

Costume design and rendering by Angela Balogh Calin.

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Goneril

Goneril

Costume design and rendering by Angela Balogh Calin.

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Goneril

Goneril

Costume design and rendering by Angela Balogh Calin.

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Earl of Gloucester

Earl of Gloucester

Costume design and rendering by Angela Balogh Calin.

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Regan

Regan

Costume design and rendering by Angela Balogh Calin.

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Edgar

Edgar

Costume design and rendering by Angela Balogh Calin.

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Fool

Fool

Costume design and rendering by Angela Balogh Calin.

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Duke of Albany and Edmund

Duke of Albany and Edmund

Costume design and rendering by Angela Balogh Calin.

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Duke of Cornwall

Duke of Cornwall

Costume design and rendering by Angela Balogh Calin.

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Costume design and rendering by Angela Balogh Calin.

King Lear Costume Research
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King Lear costume design by Angela Balogh Calin. Photos are for research purposes only.

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King Lear costume design by Angela Balogh Calin. Photos are for research purposes only.

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King Lear costume design by Angela Balogh Calin. Photos are for research purposes only.

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King Lear costume design by Angela Balogh Calin. Photos are for research purposes only.

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King Lear costume design by Angela Balogh Calin. Photos are for research purposes only.

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King Lear costume design by Angela Balogh Calin. Photos are for research purposes only.

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Costume design by Angela Balogh Calin. Photos are for research purposes only.

King Lear Scenic Model
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Scenic Design for King Lear by Fred Kinney.

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Scenic Design for King Lear by Fred Kinney.

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Scenic Design for King Lear by Fred Kinney.

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Scenic Design for King Lear by Fred Kinney.

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Scenic design by Fred Kinney.

Header Photo by Craig Schwartz, Pictured: Erika Soto, Kasey Mahaffy, and Geoff Elliott.