The Tragedy of King Lear: Nov 14 - Nov 18


7:30 pm Wed-Sat; 2 pm Sun

Mainstage Theatre
2400 E. Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, WI
$17 adult / $12 seniors, UWM faculty, staff, and alumni / $10 PSOA faculty and staff and other University students / $9 UWM students/$5 Ages 13-18, PSOA students / Free to under 12 and Theatre majors

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Rebecca Holderness

Shakespeare’s profound tale of regret, and the crowning masterpiece of the world’s greatest dramatist, details Lear’s regression into sickness and strife over his biggest mistake — unwittingly severing the unity within his family. The UWM production sets this precisely crafted and heartbreaking tale in 1906 Russia, as the last monarchy crumbled, the country verged on revolution and chaos moved to war.

A collaboration with Shakespeare & Company, featuring Dennis Krausnick, co-founder of Shakespeare & Company, as Lear and costume designer Govanne Lohbauer. Composer Bill Barclay will provide musical accompaniments. Cast will include Peck Theatre faculty members Jim Tasse and Bill Watson.