King Lear

October 6 - October 16, 2016

By William Shakespeare
Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre

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Celebrating the First Folio’s visit to UConn, the Connecticut Repertory Theatre presents a play that has fascinated audiences for more than 400 years and stands as Shakespeare’s most towering achievement, King Lear. The aging monarch resolves to retire and divide his kingdom. In the process his family and country are torn apart and so begins Lear’s descent into madness. A once proud monarch is forced to wrestle with morality as he confronts his own mortality.  As George Bernard Shaw wrote, “No man will ever write a better tragedy than Lear.”


Raphael Nash Thompson


Graeme Malcolm

Graeme Malcolm* (KING LEAR)
Raphael Nash Thompson* (Earl of Gloucester)
*denotes member of Actors Equity Association


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Thursday October 6, 7:30 pm - Preview

Friday October 7, 8:00 pm - Opening Night

Saturday October 8, 8:00 pm

Wednesday October 12, 7:30 pm

Thursday October 13, 7:30 pm

Friday October 14, 8:00 pm

Saturday October 15, 2:00 pm

Sunday October 16, 2:00 pm