King Lear

King Lear

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
9390 N Santa Monica Blvd Beverly Hills

In a world ravaged by global warming, pandemics, and natural disaster, King Lear is a man who has brought his country through turmoil, but at what cost? Following his award-winning, sold-out performance as Dick Gregory in Turn Me Loose, Joe Morton returns to The Wallis in the titular role of one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies. The timeless story of ignorance, deceit and the struggle for power sees Lear, an aging king and father, reject the child who truly loves him and is unable to see beyond the lies of his eldest daughters. Lear's blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends. Paranoia runs deep, and sanity seems scarce, and yet, the play's end provides hope for what is to come after the storm.

Thru - Jun 5, 2022

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