William Shakespeare's King Lear from San Diego Rep
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The last date listed for Shakespeare's King Lear was Sunday April 17, 2005 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Lyceum Theatres
- Full Price:
- $58.50 - $68.50
- Our Price:
- $31.00 - $36.00
Superstar sisters Nora & Delia Ephron, writers of some of the most popular romantic comedies in history -- including Sleepless in Seattle and When Harry Met Sally -- bring a hilarious and poignant collection of stories to the stage in Love, Loss and What I Wore. Based on the best-selling book by Ilene Beckerman, this show features women telling intimate stories inspired by the articles of clothing they were wearing at the time. As adapted by the Ephron sisters, masters of depicting the female psyche, Love, Loss and What I Wore casts a funny, surprising and touching light on moments that every woman will relate to. This PlayHouse production brings the show that Variety called "powerful, sweet and saucy" to the stage of the Lyceum Theater.
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from KATHARINE MILLOYRed Velvet
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In one word: Outstanding. We had the great pleasure and education and good fortune to attend "Sam's Salon" prior to the performance, where we heard about the year's worth of preparation to mount the production, which was fascinating to hear.
"King Lear" itself is as relevant today as it was 400 years ago. The issues! Power, corruption, control, and parental/siblings. What a mess. Extraordinary actors. Intriguing sets. The costumes were somewhat odd, but that didn't really matter much, after a few minutes. An old, sad, bloody mean story. Great pathos, great drama. Well done.
The downside: Read the play first! Or rent the movie! There are many characters, and the Elizabethan language is not always easy to 'catch.' I felt we were inadequately prepared to see the show, and missed some of the language cleverities. The (amazing!) director Todd Salovey, suggested we watch the play as a child, with no preconceived ideas. Good idea!
The bottomline: I'd go again!
Asking what King Lear is about is like asking what life itself is about. Here is a masterwork by a genius, an experiment in extremity and the definitive story about parents and children. A loving father is lost in the wilderness of his blind ego. His daughters’ betrayal and their thirst for absolute power brings a nation to the brink of disaster.
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