About This Show

This funny and poignant new play tells the tale of King Lear and his Fool, as they leave the pages of William Shakespeare’s famed play. Filled with hopeful plans, they enter into a stormy crisis of identity; The Fool desperately tries to hold on to the one power by which he has always defined himself, his ability to make the King laugh; The King abdicates his Kingship, ashamed of the tyrant Father he has become. Who are they after all?

The magical world of this production emerges from a large moveable trunk, filled with surprises. When the box opens, look out! Here come the peril and the valor, the tempest and the refuge, the friends and the foes, and the rubber chickens, swords, manacles and ukuleles that make any story worth watching!

Show Details

Running Time: 1hr 53min (1 intermission)
Dates: Opening Night: July 7, 2011 Final Performance: July 10, 2011
Location: North Carolina Stage Company, North Carolina

33 Haywood St,



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