Highlights From the Public Theater's King Lear Starring John Lithgow
Daniel Sullivan directs and John Lithgow, Annette Benning, Steven Boyer and Jessica Hecht head the cast in in the Public Theater's production of King Lear, widely regarded as Shakespeare's greatest tragedy. Lithgow plays a king who descends into madness after he unjustly disowns his most loving daughter and his two other deceitful daughters inherit his kingdom. Performances run through Aug. 17 at Central Park's Delacorte Theater. Admission is free through a Virtual Ticketing lottery at shakespeareinthepark.org
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Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.