Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two aging fathers—one a King, one his courtier—reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.
Broadcast live and recorded in 2018 by National Theatre Live from London’s West End featuring Ian McKellan and directed by Jonathan Munby.
BY ROGER CALDERON, DIRECTED BY EMILY SCOTT BANKS
Presenting a first-read of Roger Calderon’s play, Iron Henry, inspired by the Brothers Grimm fairy tale “The Frog-King, or Iron Henry.” Revolving around a grieving royal courtier who must find a way to move forward after his best friend’s disappearance.
Take My Milk for Gall
BY LEELA VELAUTHAM, DIRECTED BY ILLANA STEIN
Presenting a first-read of Leela Velautham’s play, Take My Milk for Gall, a prequel to Shakespeare’s Macbeth, charting the breakdown of the Macbeths’ relationship as they fail to produce an heir.