Song of the Goat's

Songs of Lear

September 13 - 18, 2016

Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare

A World's Stage Production
from Poland
directed by Grzegorz Bral
composed by Jean-Claude Acquaviva + Maciej Rychły

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ There is surely no other show like this one!

The Scotsman (UK)

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The Play

The highest-rated performance in the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Songs of Lear is an ensemble-driven, constantly evolving original work that invites audiences to witness the fruition of an intimate artistic process. Using crucial scenes from King Lear, it weaves a story using gestures, words and music, exploring the subtle energies and beautiful rhythms that govern one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies. Through this musical exploration of the text, melody becomes the embodiment of character, relationships and drama. London’s The Guardian exclaims, it “seems to have already passed into legend even though it’s only a work in progress.”



Video: Songs of Lear Trailer

Gallery: On Stage


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About Song of the Goat Theatre

The quality and distinctiveness of the company's pedagogical work is used as a way to enrich as well as to disseminate its own practice.
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Critical Acclaim

“★★★★★ My five stars were laid bare on outstretched palms, offered in reverence. They outperform, reinventing theatre altogether."
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The Players

Creative Team

Grzegorz Bral Director

Alicja Bral Producer

Jean-Claude Acquaviva Music

Maciej Rychły Music

Waldemar Trzaska Sound Technician


Anu Almagro Performer

Adam Clifford Performer

Monika Dryl Performer

Gabriel Gawin Performer

Rafał Habel  Performer

Katarzyna Janekowicz Performer

Jenny Kaatz Performer

Henry McGrath Performer

Maciej Rychły Performer

Łukasz Wójcik Performer

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