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King Lear

September 9

November 9, 2014

in CST's Courtyard Theater

by William Shakespeare
directed by Barbara Gaines

 

The Play

A wrenching story of love, loss, endurance and reconciliation, King Lear has fascinated audiences for more than 400 years, and stands as Shakespeare's most towering achievement. An aging monarch obscured by the shadows of dementia resolves to retire and divides his kingdom among his three daughters. The unexpected consequence of losing everything that defines him is shattering—a reminder that even the most powerful among us can be undone. The brilliantly versatile actor Larry Yando takes on the monumental title role, marking his twenty-third production with Chicago Shakespeare.

 

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The Players

Creative Team

Barbara Gaines Director

Mark Bailey Scenic and Costume Designer

Michael Gend Lighting Designer

Lindsay Jones Original Music and Sound Designer

Melissa Veal Wig and Make-up Designer

Matt Hawkins Fight Choreographer

Cast

Lance Stuart Baker Duke of Cornwall

John Byrnes Duke of Burgundy

Christopher Chmelik King of France

Jessiee Datino Regan

Nehassaiu deGannes Cordelia

Fred Geyer Oswald

Kevin Gudahl Kent

Steve Haggard Edgar

Nathan M. Hosner Duke of Albany

Bianca LaVerne Jones Goneril

Ross Lehman Fool

Michael Aaron Lindner Gloucester

David Lively Old Man

Jesse Luken Edmund

Wesley Scott Ensemble

Larry Yando King Lear

Eve Bowman Ensemble

Maddie Burke Ensemble

Angela Caravaglia Ensemble

Ethan Eichenbaum Ensemble

Haleigh Hutchinson Ensemble

Alex Moerer Ensemble

Sean Michael Mohler Ensemble

Richard Pizarro Ensemble

Becca Sheehan Ensemble

Alison Smith Ensemble

Elena Tubridy Ensemble

Abram Vences Ensemble

Mark Yacullo Ensemble

Ilse Yafte Zacharias Ensemble

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