Reviews are rolling in for Shakespeare Theatre Company's production of King Lear, which began performances at the Klein Theatre on February 24. Originally scheduled through March 26, performances were recently extended through April 8.
STC Artistic Director Simon Godwin helms the Shakespeare tragedy starring Tony nominee Patrick Page (Hadestown) as the titular king.
Joining Page at the Washington, D.C., venue are Shirine Babb as Kent, Terrance Fleming as Burgundy, Jake Loewenthal as Albany, Raven Lorraine as Ursula, Michael Milligan as Fool, Todd Scofield as Oswald, Craig Wallace as Gloucester, Yao Dogbe as Cornwall, Rosa Gilmore as Goneril, Matthew J. Harris as Edgar, Stephanie Jean Lane as Reagan, Julian Elijah Martinez as Edmund, Hunter Ringsmith as France, and Lily Santiago as Cordelia. Ensemble members include Ryan Neely and Bekah Zornosa with understudies Robyn Cohen, Gil Mitchell, Jackson Knight Pierce, Rachel Sanderson, and James Whalen.
Read the reviews here.
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The creative team also includes choreographer Jonathan Goddard, scenic designer Daniel Soule, costume designer Emily Rebholz, lighting designer Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew, sound designer Christopher Shutt, projection designer Aaron Rhyne, composer Michael Bruce, fight choreographer Robb Hunter, voice and text coach Lisa Beley, dramaturg Drew Lichtenberg, casting director Danica Rodriguez, assistant director Kate Pitt, production stage manager Joseph Smelser, and assistant stage manager Samantha Wilhelm.