Cordelia, his favorite daughter, says nothing. Proud Lear misinterprets, and his world slowly but relentlessly descends into madness, chaos­—and nothingness.




Director — Sharon Ott
Scenic Designer — Vicki M. Smith
Costume Designer — Rachel Laritz
Lighting Designer — Donna Ruzika
Composer/Sound Designer — Joe Payne
Voice and Text Coach — Philip Thompson
Dramaturg — Frank Honts
Music Director — Michael Gribbin
Fight Director — Christopher DuVal
Stage Manager — Bryan Sommer*


Lear, king of BritainTony Amendola*
Goneril, Lear’s eldest daughterMelinda Pfundstein*
Duke of Albany, her husband Oge Agulué
Oswald, her stewardDrew Shirley
Regan, Lear’s second daughterSaren Nofs-Snyder
Duke of Cornwall, her husbandChristopher R Ellis
Cordelia, Lear’s youngest daughterKelly Rogers
King of France, her suitor and then husbandSam Ashdown*
Duke of Burgundy, her suitorMarco Antonio Vega
Earl of Kent — Larry Bull*
Fool, to LearDavid Pichette*
Earl of Gloucester — James Newcomb*
Edgar, his elder son Tyler Pierce*
Edmund, his younger and illegitimate sonBrendan Marshall-Rashid*
Ensemble — John Ahlin*, Sam Ashdown*, Alexander Greig†, Kaitlin Margaret Mills, Peter Sham*, Marco Antonio Vega, Eric Weiman, Robby Wilson


Lear — Peter Sham*; Goneril — Kaitlin Margaret Mills; Duke of Albany — Marco Antonio Vega; Oswald — Eric Weiman; Regan — Betsy Mugavero*; Duke of Cornwall — Marco Antonio Vega; Cordelia — Kaitlin Margaret Mills; King of France — Alexander Greig†; Duke of Burgundy — Eric Weiman; Earl of Kent — Michael Doherty*; Fool — John Pribyl*; Earl of Gloucester — John Ahlin*; Edgar — Sam Ashdown*; Edmund — Tasso Feldman*
Understudies never substitute for listed players unless an announcement is made prior to the performance.

 *Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States

†Appearing courtesy of the Southern Utah University Fellowship Program.

The director is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.

 The scenic and sound designers are represented by United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 of the IATSE. 

The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.



Play Details

June 27 to September 4, 2015

Adams Shakespearean Theatre

Written by William Shakespeare

Sharon Ott

Content Advisory
King Lear is suitable for most audiences; it does contain the Bard’s usual innuendo and double entendres and some violence.

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