By Patrick Thomas McCarthy. Suggested by Shakespeare's King Lear, this contemporary American telling has Alzheimers-addled Captain of Industry, Edgar Reginald Lehman Lear, gathering those closest to him for an advance reading of the will at Thanksgiving dinner. Homicide, a blinding, poisonings, betrayal, abuse, sibling rivalries, cross dressing, arm wrestling (and even loyalty, redemption & love!) find their way into the turbulent mix. Anyone who has experienced "family" will appreciate this work.