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King Lear

King Lear

by William Shakespeare

Directed by George Roesler


Declaring “I am going to divide my kingdom,” an aging king of Britain puts his daughters to the test – how much do they love him? This irresistible beginning starts a classic story about fathers and children, property, power, and possession. Seduced by the flattery of his eldest daughters, King Lear banishes his youngest, Cordelia, and unknowingly sets in motion a plot of treachery and murder. Shakespeare’s tragedy about the fall and decay of the world, tells a tale of madness, tyranny, loyalty, and love.


Runs weekends September 13 to October 6, with a Monday Pay-What-You-Can performance on September 23.


Rehearsals begin July 29. They'll be scheduled Sundays through Thursdays, 6:30-9:30pm. Whenever possible Actors will be scheduled on an as needed basis.  


June 24 and June 25, 6:30-9pm. Callbacks as needed on June 27.


Please prepare a short monologue of your choosing. Memorization is preferred. Monologues are available on our website if you aren't sure what to choose:  https://www.theatreintheround.org/home/get-involved/auditions/.

Please note that all roles at Theatre in the Round are volunteer; however, as of the 2024-2025 season all actors will offered a $100 stipend &be provided a new professional headshot, with rights to use digitally or print. 


Except as noted, roles are open to actors of all identities – racial, ethnic, sexual, gender – and no roles assume the presence or absence of disability.