About This Show

ASP kicks off its second season with Shakespeare’s powerful King Lear, featuring theatre legend Alvin Epstein in a rare Boston appearance. The tragic story of a monarch whose demand for his daughters’ flattery shatters his kingdom, his family, and his own soul, King Lear is haunting and unforgettable. This landmark production is performed in the intimate and unconventional Studio 102 at Boston University.

“The Actors’ Shakespeare Project goes to the head of the Shakespearean class in Boston.” — Ed Siegel, The Boston Globe, on ASP’s Richard III

“You simply must go…It’s all priceless.” — Louise Kennedy, Boston Globe, on ASP’s Measure for Measure

“Exquisite . . . a perfect gem . . . Alvin Epstein strikes the most piteous and affecting notes in the production.” — Charles Isherwood, New York Times, on Off-Broadway’s Endgame

“Even at his most harrowing, Epstein is a delight” — Jeremy McCarter, New York Magazine, on Off-Broadway’s The Cherry Orchard

“Alvin Epstein achieves greatness.” — John Simon, New York Magazine, on Off-Broadway’s Tuesdays with Morrie

Additional Performances: Wednesday, October 5 at 10am; Wednesday, October12 at 7:30pm; Wednesday, October 19 at 10am.

Appropriate For Ages: 13+

** Please note that due to venue orientation, there is no late seating for King Lear. Doors will be closed at curtain time. Please leave time for parking and arrive at the theater 30 minutes early as seating is general admission. Commercial parking is available at a lot behind the Agganis Arena, two blocks west of the venue. Turn right at the McDonald’s.

For directions to the theater, please click on the following link: www.actorsshakespeareproject.org/season2/lear.directions.html.

Show Details

Running Time: 3hr 15min (1 intermission)
Dates: Opening Night: October 1, 2005 Final Performance: November 6, 2005

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