"King Lear" in The Battery


Jul. 31 2021, Published 8:00 p.m. ET

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COST: free

VENUE: The Battery Oval

ADDRESS: Battery Place and Broadway

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The original source material for King Lear wasn’t a tragedy! Tate’s adaptation—which lets our well-meaning royal live and let live—was performed almost exclusively until the 1840s.

King Lear features Michael Stewart Allen* as Cornwall, Amar Atkins* as Edmund, Connie Castanzo* as Cordelia/Fool, Grant Chapman* as Oswald, Jasminn Johnson* as Goneril, Cedric Lamar* as Kent, John Michalski* as Lear, Nick Salamone* as Gloucester, Aryana Sedarati* as Regan, Clay Storseth* as Albany, and Linden Tailor* as Edgar, and ensemble members Ollie Corchado, Evan Moore-Coll, and Saleemah Sharpe.

July 27 - August 8, 2021
Tuesdays to Sundays except Thursday, July 29


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