King Lear
by StageCenter Community Theatre

Feb. 12 - Feb. 13 (2023)

King Lear decides to divide his kingdom among his daughters, so he asks each how much they love him. Two of them flatter him with false praise and the third one, who truly loves him, does not impress him with her words. Lear banishes her and divides his kingdom between the other two daughters, each of whom goes on to reject him when he visits them at their homes, so Lear goes mad and wanders the woods for a long time and suffers through a dangerous storm. Because of Lear’s vanity and stubbornness, civil war and insurrection are the inevitable results of his actions, and many people die.


King Lear by William Shakespeare
Directed by Kathryn Sutton
Underwritten by Alan Bryant

February 12 & 13, 7 pm

Performances: Thursdays through Saturdays, April 13-29 at 7:30,
Sunday Matinee April 23 at 2pm

Please arrive by 6:45pm

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script, though --because we are legally allowed to have them-- audition sides will be available in advance soon.


Lear: M, the aging King, easily swayed by flattery

Cordelia: F, Lear’s youngest daughter, loyal, honest, and banished 

Goneril: F, Lear’s eldest daughter, married to Albany, manipulative, seeks power.

Regan: F, Lear’s middle daughter, married to Cornwall, works with Goneril to steal power.

Gloucester: M, Lear’s Foil, father of Edgar and Edmund, loyal to Lear

Edgar: M, Gloucester’s older son, remains loyal to his father.

Edmund: M, Gloucester’s younger, eviler son. Attempting to usurp power from his brother and father. 

Kent: M, nobleman loyal to Lear

Albany: M, husband to Goneril

Cornwall: M, Regan’s husband

Some actors will be assigned additional roles for the more minor characters.

Masks are not required but do what makes you feel most comfortable