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6 Star Starred
Between Clinton St and Maplewood Ave 520 North Western Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90004
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The weather was night-time. I wore dressy casual clothing. .
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You will need to find parking on one of the side streets, or in front of the theater if you can.
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6 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 20 2013

Excellent show! I visited with my son who is 22 and my daughter 16 and they both loved the play my 16 year old was brought to tears by such an exhilarating performance by cast. I’m looking forward to another show hopefully in the near future. We...continued

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1 review
2 stars
attended Jan 05 2013

Production exceeded my expectations. I side with StageScene LA's review, not the overly fussy one by Stage and Cinema. Street parking typical for LA, but I thought I overheard there's a parking lot in back.

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3 reviews
10 stars
attended Jan 31 2013

This was a great show. It was well performed and staged. The entire experience was lovely. Thank you for such a great production.

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King Lear has divided his kingdom among his three daughters. Deceived by age and pride, he banishes his youngest daughter, blind to her devotion and the greed and cruelty of his two eldest. Lear is cast out by his eldest daughters into a raging storm and forced to keep company with fools and madmen, while Gloucester’s bastard son Edmund schemes against his half-brother Edgar. Tension mounts as sanity is lost, sight is taken, and war breaks out for control of the kingdom in the Bard’s stunning meditation on aging, family, and hysteria.


Larry Cedar as King Lear

with Leon Russom as The Earl of Gloucester

featuring: Michael Bigley, Dana DeRuyck, Sean Faye, Jamey Hecht, Jo D. Jonz, Gus Krieger, Christina MacKinnon, Kate O’Toole, Alex Parker, Tim Portnoy, Hilary Schwartz, Kevin Stidham, and Jesse James Thomas.

About the Ticket Supplier: The Porters of Hellsgate Theatre Co.

We are a classical theatre company based in Los Angeles, California. It is our intent to bring the work of Shakespeare and other classic authors to life here, in the City of Angels.
It is our belief that in this age of ever-changing technology, the communal experience of theatre – particularly the communion with the past inherent in every noteworthy classic – is vitally important. Ours is an art that new media can supplement but never replace.
It is the Porters’ continuing intent to bring powerful, pertinent productions of classical work to the Los Angeles theatre community. We pray you, remember the Porters…