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King Lear

Friday, October 7, 2016
7:30pm – 10:00pm

Repeats daily until 10/16/2016.

Storrs Campus
Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre

King Lear will coincide with the Folger Shakespeare Library’s national tour of First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, which will bring a rare first folio to UConn’s campus where it will be displayed September 1-25, 2016 in the William Benton Museum of Art. 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.”

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 Saturday October 15, 8:00 pm Sunday October 16, 2:00 pm

Student/Child* $7.00 Preview $21.00 Senior Regular $25.00 Adult Regular $30.00


Matt Pugliese

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (primary), First Year Programs & Learning Communities, UConn Master Calendar

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