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National Theatre Live: King Lear

Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 1:00pm
Taylor Little Theatre

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. Ian McKellen stars in Jonathan Munby’s “nuanced and powerful” (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $12 for students/youth. Visit miac.mercyhurst.edu or call the box office at 814-824-3000 to purchase tickets.