2hr. (1 intermission)
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Tragedy meets hilarity and King Lear gets a happy ending in a madcap musical romp à la Mel Brooks and Monty Python. Open Fist Theatre Company revives its hit production of this award-winning play-within-a-play by Second City's Ron West and composer Phil Swann. Ron and Phil are writing about King James I and Shakespeare — who in turn are writing about the legendary King Lear. Phil gets sick of Ron's laziness and womanizing; King James gets sick of Shakespeare and demotes him to a position working on the Bible; King Lear gets sick of everyone and goes crazy. Delearious comes complete with great songs, a clever story, and lots of laughs!