Join fellow Columbia alumni to watch a wrenching story of love, loss, endurance and reconciliation. King Lear has fascinated audiences for more than 400 years, and stands as Shakespeare's most towering achievement. An aging monarch obscured by the shadows of dementia resolves to retire and divides his kingdom among his three daughters. The unexpected consequence of losing everything that defines him is shattering—a reminder that even the most powerful among us can be undone. The brilliantly versatile actor Larry Yando takes on the monumental title role, marking his twenty-third production with Chicago Shakespeare.
Special Pre-Theater Presentation by Dr. Michael Shapiro: We will meet at Riva on Navy Pier at 5:30 p.m. to eat dinner and hear a talk by club member Dr. Shapiro on the play. Dinner is not included in the price. We will contact people who buy tickets with information for the pre-theater presentation.