King Lear | Chicago Shakespeare Theater | Theater & Performance, Fall Arts | Chicago Reader
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Ross Lehman (left) and Larry Yando

Ross Lehman (left) and Larry Yando

Liz Lauren

When: Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Nov. 9 2014
Price: $78
Larry Yando as Lear. Hotly anticipated. Chicago Shakespeare Theater's production of King Lear, directed by Barbara Gaines and featuring Yando in the title role, was counted as a highlight in all the fall arts preview sections, the Reader's included. Playing Lear is generally regarded as a mature actor's rite of passage—a kind of late-life theatrical bar mitzvah. If a turn as Hamlet announces a young performer's emergence into Shakespearean manhood, then taking on the famously exhausting role of the old king who throws away his kingdom constitutes proof that the man is ready to become a lion. Continue reading >>

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