King Lear

May 10, 2022

June 5, 2022

7:30 PM To 9:30 PM

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 9390 North Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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Event Description

Following his award-winning, sold-out performance as Dick Gregory in Turn Me Loose, Joe Morton (ABC’s “Scandal,” the legendary Brother from Another Planet, Netflix’s “The Politician”) returns to The Wallis in the title role of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy King Lear.

The Bram Goldsmith Theater has been reconfigured to transport the audience to an immersive, future American dystopia riddled with environmental catastrophe and social chaos. Lear, once a skilled geopolitical leader, has been reduced to a dazed and infuriated wanderer exposed to the elements, and is forced to grapple with violent power struggles and a dysfunctional family.

This radical reinvention of Shakespeare’s greatest play explores questions of truth, love and power, and offers a glimpse of redemption.


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