National Theatre Live presents:
★★★★★ Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production. – Daily Telegraph
Recorded at London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas. Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.
Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two aging fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends. 220 minutes, including a 20 minute intermission. Not rated in the U.S., but we’ve been advised to treat this as PG-13.
*Please note that KING LEAR will include strobe lighting.
Monday, October 25 at 1PM & 7:30PM
All tickets $15
Personal Responsibility Statement: Proctors prides itself on offering a diverse selection of arts entertainment. Not all productions may appeal to or be appropriate for every person or for all ages. Patrons are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the shows we offer in order to make informed decisions prior to purchasing tickets.