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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