Guthrie Theater, 818 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415

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King Lear

Closed April 2, 2017

Returning to the Guthrie after a 20-year absence

Why See King Lear?

Back at the Guthrie after 20 years!

For the first time in 20 years, Shakespeare's royal family tragedy returns to the Guthrie stage as part of the 2017 season, and will also comprise a series of accessible performances for those who require assistance. Hubris, politics and madness take a heavy toll on the once-loved king of Britain, when he decides to play off his daughters against each other for his favor, and furthermore, the crown. In no other play is Shakespeare's tragic vision more terrifyingly clear; and nowhere in his canon does he dramatize more powerfully or humanely that only kindness and love are potent enough to counter man's darkest impulses.

A frightening look at the corrupting influence of power, King Lear is the Bard's gripping exploration of fathers and daughters, with perhaps more than a few parallels to the real-life troubles that befell King Henry VIII after his bloody quest for a male heir ended in failure.

American Sign Language Performances
Friday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 18 at 1 p.m.

Audio Described Performances
Friday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 18 at 1 p.m.

Open Captioned Performances
Friday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 11 at 1 p.m.,
Wednesday, March 29 at 1 p.m

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Opening night: 11 February 2017


Suitable for ages 13+

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