This screening includes King Lear (2018)
- Date and time:
- Sun, Nov 4, From 4–7:47 pm
- 3 hr 47 min
- $12 IUB students, $15 non-students
Series: National Theatre Live
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 reigns supreme in this triumphant production,” says the Daily Telegraph. From London’s West End, Chichester Festival Theatre’s production of King Lear received five-star reviews for its sell-out run. Jonathan Munby directs this strikingly powerful and nuanced contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving, and shocking play.