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Houston Shakespeare Festival: King Lear Produced by The University Of Houston @ Miller Outdoor Theatre
August 2 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until August 6, 2022
TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE HERE STARTING JULY 27 AT 10:00 AM!!
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This performance will be livestreamed on July 30th. Click here for more information.
“AS FLIES TO WANTON BOYS ARE WE TO THE GODS—THEY KILL US FOR THEIR SPORT.”
King Lear, in dividing his estate, disowns the wrong child. Family loyalty, betrayal, and madness set the stage for King Lear—the first Houston Shakespeare Festival production of this enthralling masterpiece in over 20 years. Director Stephanie Shine (As You Like It) leads a powerful ensemble in Shakespeare’s epic opus, with Jack Young in the title role.
Houston Shakespeare Festival uses Shakespeare’s works to draw together our diverse community to explore our common humanity. It debuted in 1975 when Dr. Sidney Berger, then director of the School of Theatre at the University of Houston, met with UH administrators and the Miller Theatre Advisory Board to enlist support for a two-production season of Shakespeare’s works to be played in repertory on Miller Theatre’s bill. Berger and UH theatre professor Cecil Pickett went on to direct a pair of plays each summer, performing free to the public at Hermann Park’s Miller Outdoor Theatre in this unique collaboration between a city and a university.
All performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre are FREE!