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King Lear | Shakespeare in the Popup Park
August 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmFree
Join us for the Hip to Hip Theatre Group production, for all ages*, of Shakespeare’s King Lear!
Hip to Hip is dedicated to stimulating and developing interest in the theatre arts in underserved communities by providing free, family-friendly, professional productions of popular classics, and free theatre workshops for children, in public spaces.
All performances are free to the public and will feature an interactive kids workshop 30 minutes before showtime. Kids & the Classics is designed for ages 4 to 12 and gives children a chance to interact with the text by previewing the characters, situations, and creating links between the text and their own lives through theatre games and reading of text.
* Kids & the Classics, interactive workshops begin at 7pm. The play begins at 7:30pm.
Audience members are encouraged to bring a blanket or low chair, picnic fare and enjoy a Shakespeare play in the open air. No tickets are necessary. Performances run 95 minutes.
The aging King Lear decides to divide his kingdom among his three daughters based on their love for him. Misunderstanding his youngest daughter’s refusal to flatter him, he disowns her in favor of her ruthless, manipulative sisters…who promptly strip him of power, wealth, and sanity. Shakespeare’s spectacular tragedy pits good against evil as the exiled princess returns to claim the throne.