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About King Lear - Off Broadway

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Considered to be one of the greatest plays in the English language, King Lear tells the story of a savage familial power struggle that follows Lear’s misguided decision to apportion his kingdom before his death.

Michael Pennington, Honorary Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company and a classical actor of extraordinary range and achievement, has played Hamlet, Timon of Athens, Macbeth and Coriolanus. His King Lear has long been expected as the inevitable crown to an astonishing career. A recurring theme for both Michael Pennington and Theatre for a New Audience is embracing artists of other cultures. Michael Pennington and director Arin Arbus, (Othello and Macbeth with John Douglas Thompson and Much Ado with Maggie Siff and Jonathan Cake) will be a thrilling cross cultural adventure.


Theatre for a New Audience at Polonsky Shakespeare Center

262 Ashland Place
Brooklyn, NY