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KING LEAR

            Theatre/Sewanee will present William Shakespeare’s KING LEAR Wednesday through Saturday, February 24-27, at 7:30 p.m. CT with a Sunday matinee February 28, at 2 p.m. CT in the Tennessee Williams Center. 

            Critics have labeled KING LEAR “a theatrical masterpiece”.  The Theatre/Sewanee production will feature David Landon, fresh from his commanding portrayal of Lear in the Nashville Shakespeare Festival production.

            Lear’s three daughters will be played by Elise Anderson (Goneril), Lily Davenport (Regan), and Tia Strickland (Cordelia).  They will be joined by Robert Walker as Kent, Max Hagan as Cornwall, Will Johannsson as Albany, and Charlotte LaNasa as the Fool.

            Christopher Bryan will take the role of the Earl of Gloucester with Audrey Tchoukoua and Huntre Woolwine as his sons, Edmund and Edgar.  Jack Russell will portray the Duke of Burgundy and John Mark Lampley the King of France.  Will Burton-Edwards will appear as Oswald and Levi Higgins as Curan.

            The large cast will also include Balazs Borosi, Quang Tran, Alena Kochinsky, Tori Hinshaw, Madison Jones, Marion Givhan, Lydia Klaus, and Krystal Fowler.

            KING LEAR is directed by Peter Smith with scenery and lighting designed by Dan Backlund and costumes designed by Jennifer Matthews.  Fight director is David Wilkerson.  John Marshall is technical director and Kalynn Harrington is production stage manager.

            Admission to KING LEAR is free but reservations are suggested by email at mcook@sewanee.edu.