Valencia College to Stage Shakespeare’s King Lear

Following critically-acclaimed productions of “The Penelopiad” and “Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play,” the Valencia College Theatre department will in April bring to the stage the tragedy of “King Lear” by William Shakespeare.

Presented in the intimate setting of the Black Box Theater, Valencia College’s East Campus will host seven performances of the bard’s well-known play from April 5 to April 14.

First performed in 1606, Shakespeare’s classic tragedy follows the title character’s gradual descent into madness after the act of dividing his kingdom among his three daughters goes horribly wrong. In ruthless turns of betrayal, deception and political machination, a family, a king and a nation all unravel in this explosive and brutal tragedy.

WHAT:      “King Lear” by William Shakespeare.

 Directed by John DiDonna and Tim Williams. Text coaching by Anne Hering.

Stage combat by Bill Warriner.

WHO:     Valencia College Theatre and Dramatic Arts

WHEN:   April 5, 6, 8, 12 and 13. Curtains open at 7:30 p.m.

                April 7 and 14. Curtains open at 2 p.m.

April 12 performance includes post-show talkback with cast and crew.

American Sign Language interpretation available for the April 13 performance. (Please let box office know in advance for seating purposes).

WHERE:     Valencia College East Campus, Black Box Theater

Due to the intimate space of the Black Box Theater, late seating cannot be accommodated. Please arrive 20 minutes prior to show time.

TICKETS:    $12 general admission

            $10 senior citizens, military, Valencia College students, faculty and staff

            Use code “VALENCIAWEB” online to receive $2 off ticket price!

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