King Lear, by William Shakespeare
Directed by Shana Bestock
Premiere: May 23rd 7pm on our YouTube Channel
May 23rd 8:05pm Post-Play Discussion
Join us for a live and lively discussion with the actors and creative team!
Performance will be archived on our YouTube Channel and on the Northwest Arts Streaming Hub (NASH)
Listen to the sneak preview on KUOW as Marcie Sillman interviews Shana Bestock and members of the cast - https://kuow.org/stories/21st-century-tech-reinvigorates-a-17th-century-play-thanks-to-seattle-teens
An unhinged world gone mad with narcissism and drunk on power. Rash decisions that tip the state into war and tragedy. Faked news. Madness, betrayal, forgiveness, tragedy. How did a family get lost in its own storm?
We started our production as a traditional process - you know, rehearsing together in a room. We shifted to zoom in order to continue forward, without really knowing anything about what that might mean. We have discovered so much along the way - not only how to navigate collaborating artistically in a virtual space, but also how to develop an intimate relationship with this tremendous play.
Please join us online as we share this story with you - a story of parents and children, of loving deeply but not wisely, of finding our way through the storms life throws at us, and those of our own making.
Cast: Stellan Rude, Anna Martin, Aaron Sterne, Hero Stoverud-Myers, Sadie Gingold, Cora Pearlstein, Eloise Sax, Jonas Dodge, Ella Meulen, Emily Smith, Iliana Marshall, Harriet Cohen, Miranda Gilbert. Production: Michael Kaczkowski, Anya Jones, Adem Hayyu, Ivy Gilliam
Cast photos: Paul Bestock
Illustrations: Ivy Gilliam
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