The History of King Lear by Nahum Tate
In 1681, Nahum Tate took an "unpolished jewel," Shakespeare's King Lear, and modified it for Restoration tastes. The romantic result replaced its original for 157 years.
Now rarely-seen, Tate’s oddity dominated the English stage, eclipsing Shakespeare’s version until the 1800’s. With music, romance, added scenes, cut characters, sweeping fights, and a gloriously surprising ending, Tate’s Lear is a wild romp that still maintains the heart and theme of Shakespeare’s original.
At the pleasure of the Matriarch, after selecting your tickets you can pre-purchase concession tickets, and have them waiting for you at the box office with your show admission. Each concession ticket equals one dollar worth of credit towards an item at our refreshment stand. Drinks and delectables change nightly, and are exchanged for a suggested donation. A typical suggestion is $3 for beer, $4 for wine, $2 for soda, and between $1-4 for a home made baked good or cheese plate. Ah, delicious, and convenient…
Upon your arrival, look for a mysterious figure, and give the password "stormy."
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Nov 6th-7th 2015, Nov 12th-14th 2015, Nov 20th-21st 2015, Nov 27th-28th 2015 at 8:00pm;Nov 8th 2015, Nov 15th 2015, Nov 22nd 2015, Nov 29th 2015 at 5:00pm