“Thou shouldst not have been old till though hadst been wise.”
After another amazing season, with amazing work onstage, with amazing audiences, who were in turn….amazed in 2015, What Dreams May Co in partnership with Queens Shakespeare Inc. again turns the microscope onto two of literature’s most famous characters, who on the surface appear to be complete opposites. One a certain boy who will never grow up, the other one of Shakespeare’s kings who has grown quite old. Yet they both seem to suffer a clear case of “Peter Pan Syndrome”; flying about from place to place, and oblivious to the destruction they leave in their wake. Following up our successful run of The Terrible Tragedy of Peter Pan, What Dreams May Co is pleased to present William Shakespeare’s King Lear.
Director Emily C.A. Snyder brings audiences to the last days of Imperial Russia, a world of encroaching cold and darkness, of blowing winds, and crashing thunder. A place where class distinctions are brutally enforced, in the ever shifting battle to keep from being…left out in the cold. Exploring this timeless work through this high stakes lens, with a female Lear played by Kitty Mortland, audiences will be left to discover their own reason in madness, find the wisdom in folly, and perhaps…see a bit of their own nature in the shadow of Lear’s looking glass.
Featuring: Jennifer Carter, Jonathan Emerson, William Gwyn, Samantha Leigh, Kitty Mortland, Erik LaPointe, Everett O’Neil, Chris Rivera, Alexi Sargeant, Becca Schneider, Chrissy Sheehan
About the Company: What Dreams May Co
What Dreams May Co. is dedicated to making the classics accessible to all. Simple, minimalistic productions leave the focus on the language and characters, challenging the actors in the company to reach new levels and expand their knowledge of the classics. Passionate performances delve to the heart of the text, bringing the story to life in a way that connects with and immerses modern audiences. After all, "What dreams may come, when we have shuffled off this mortal coil, must give us pause." With our productions, we hope every person has a chance to experience that moment to pause, be touched by the beauty of the language, and carry that experience with them into the world.
December 8th – December 17TH (Thurs, Fri, and Sat at 7PM/Matinees Sat at 2PM):
Theater: John DeSotelle Studio
Address: 300 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006