"King Lear" by the Hawaii Shakespeare Festival
The ARTS at Mark's Garage
July 27-August 5
Wed-Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 3:30pm
Considered one of Shakespeare's Four Great Tragedies, King Lear is the story of a king struggling against the ravages of age, his three daughters struggling with his increasingly erratic behavior, and a scheming villain trying to usurp the crown for himself. Filled with moments both funny and moving, this production focuses on the danger of prizing flattery over honesty. R. Kevin Garcia Doyle, who last directed for HSF with 2015’s Othello, sets the action in the Iron Age and will include live musical accompaniment. Richard Valasek stars as Lear, with Sharon Garcia Doyle and Katherine Aumer as his scheming daughters, Goneril and Regan.
Advance tickets are $20 through Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006 or online at HawaiiShakes.org until two hours prior to each performance. Discounted tickets are available for all Wednesday ($10) and Thursday ($15) performances. Ticket prices increase by $5 if you pay at the door. For more information, including maps and directions, visit HawaiiShakes.org.
Friday, July 27, 7:30pm $20 advance / $25 door
Saturday, July 28, 7:30pm $20 advance / $25 door
Sunday, July 29, 3:30pm $20 advance / $25 door
Wednesday, August 1, 7:30pm $10 advance / $15 door
Thursday, August 2, 7:30pm $15 advance / $20 door
No performance First Friday
Saturday, August 4, 7:30pm $20 advance / $25 door
Sunday, August 5, 3:30pm $20 advance / $25 door