New York City
King Lear is one of Shakespeare’s most profound and devastatingly beautiful tales of regret. A misguided King. A divided country. A family’s love destroyed. Holderness sets the stage in 1906 Russia as the current monarchy is crumbling, and Lear’s world descends into madness as he comes to terms with his tragic missteps. Dennis Krausnick takes on the aging monarch in this precisely crafted and heartbreaking story. Lear’s epic journey is underscored by music director Bill Barclay’s provocative musical composition.