The Co-Op of Pacific Resident Theatre Presents

KING LEAR IN 90 MINUTES FOR 7 ACTORS

adapted from Shakespeare by Tom Beyer


CAST:
Tony Pasqualini, Suzanne Ford, Sarah Brooke, Ginna Carter, KevinRailsback, Nancy Linehan Charles, and Traci Lockwood

CREW
Fight Choreography – Ned Mochel
Set Design – William Wilday
Lighting Design – Dan Tator
Costumes – Jolianne Baum
Stage Manager – Brenna Canelli

Directed and Produced by Tom Beyer

April 18th – May 5, 2013
Thursday – Saturdays @ 8pm
Matinees:
Sundays 4/28 & 5/5 @ 3pm
Saturday 5/4 @ 4pm
No show Sunday 4/21

Tickets: Suggested $15 donation
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707 Venice Blvd. (4 blocks west of Lincoln)
Venice, CA 90291



“A creative and compact retelling of Shakespeare’s iconic tale of dysfunctional families, performed by 7 actors.”

“Better thou hast not been born,
than not to have pleased me better!”

Tony Pasqualini as King Lear

Notes from Director/Adaptor – Tom Beyer

I was inspired to write my adaptation, “KING LEAR IN 90 MINUTES FOR 7 ACTORS” because Shakespeare’s LEAR captures in astonishing detail all the psychological nuances of the “rage-aholic narcissistic parent” and I grew up with this phenomenon!
I wanted to make a version of the piece that was a lot shorter than the original, without losing its potency.  I also wanted to put a theatrical twist on elements of the piece that have never satisfied me, while creating an evening of theatre that would delight an audience’s imagination.