"Ambitious and important"
– Variety

September 9 – November 4, 2006 in Goodman's Albert Theatre

Around 3 hours and 15 minutes

Stacy Keach returns to the Goodman assuming the title role of King Lear in a contemporary production that’s sure to be a spectacle! Lear is Shakespeare at his most profound, an ancient tale of a king and his three daughters that has become the most powerful drama in Western literature. Both an intimate family drama and explosive political commentary, Lear explores with stark violence and devastating with the most basic questions of human existence: love and duty; friendship and betrayal; leadership and loyalty; destiny and the overwhelming inevitability of a life nearing its end. Robert Falls’ 20th Anniversary Season production will capture both the epic grandeur and intimacy of Shakespeare’s masterpiece.

 

 
Artists

By WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, Directed by ROBERT FALLS

Cast

KATE ARRINGTON - Regan
KAREEM BANDEALY - Messenger, Ensemble
JEFFREY BAUMGARTNER - Curan, Ensemble
DAVID BLIXT - Captain, Cornwall's Guard, Ensemble
PATRICK CLEAR - Medic, Ensemble
CAROLYN DEFRIN - Goneril's Servant, Ensemble
HANS FLEISCHMANN - Cornwall's Guard, Ensemble
JOSÉ ANTONIO GARCÍA - Cornwall's Guard, Ensemble
CHRIS GENEBACH - Cornwall
EDWARD GERO - Gloucester
BRIAN J. GILL - France, Ensemble
MICHAEL F. GOLDBERG - Knight, Ensemble
DIETERICH GRAY - Oswald
KEVIN GUDAHL - Albany
ANN JAMES - Goneril's Servant, Ensemble
CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON - Gloucester's Guard, Ensemble
ELISE KAUZLARIC - Goneril's Servant, Ensemble
STACY KEACH - Lear
RONALD KEATON - Old Man, Ensemble
KYLE LEMIEUX - Solider, Ensemble
MATTHEW LON WALKER - Ensemble
KIM MARTIN-COTTEN - Goneril
ANDREW NAVARRO - Burgundy, Ensemble
LAURA ODEH - Cordelia
STEVE PICKERING
- Kent
JONNO ROBERTS - Edmund
STEVE SCHINE - Cornwall's Man, Ensemble
JOAQUÍN TORRES - Edgar
HOWARD WITT - Fool

Creative Team and Crew

WALT SPANGLER - Scenic Design
ANA KUZMANIC - Costume Design
MICHAEL PHILIPPI - Lighting Design
RICHARD WOODBURY - Sound Design
RICK SORDELET - Fight Director
RALPH ZITO - Vocal Coach
TOM CREAMER - Dramaturg
ADAM BELCUORE - Casting
NANCY PICCIONE, C.S.A. - Casting
JOSEPH DRUMMOND - Production Stage Manager
T. PAUL LYNCH - Stage Manager