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 Britain — Tony Amendola*
Goneril, Lear’s eldest daughter — Melinda Pfundstein*
Duke of Albany, her husband — Oge Agulué
Oswald, her steward — Drew Shirley
Regan, Lear’s second daughter — Saren Nofs-Snyder
Duke of Cornwall, her husband — Christopher R Ellis
Cordelia, Lear’s youngest daughter — Kelly Rogers
King of France, her suitor and then husband — Sam Ashdown*
Duke of Burgundy, her suitor — Marco Antonio Vega
Earl of Kent — Larry Bull*
Fool, to Lear — David Pichette*
Earl of Gloucester — James Newcomb*
Edgar, his elder son — Tyler Pierce*
Edmund, his younger and illegitimate son — Brendan 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.
June 27 to September 4, 2015
Adams Shakespearean Theatre
Written by William Shakespeare
King Lear is suitable for most audiences; it does contain the Bard’s usual innuendo and double entendres and some violence.