King Lear, in dividing his estate, disowns the wrong child. Family loyalty, betrayal, and madness set the stage for King Lear—the first Houston Shakespeare Festival production of this enthralling masterpiece in over 20 years. Director Stephanie Shine (As You Like It) leads a powerful ensemble in Shakespeare’s epic opus, with Jack Young in the title role.
Houston Shakespeare Festival uses Shakespeare’s works to draw together our diverse community to explore our common humanity. It debuted in 1975 when Dr. Sidney Berger, then director of the School of Theatre at the University of Houston, met with UH administrators and the Miller Theatre Advisory Board to enlist support for a two-production season of Shakespeare’s works to be played in repertory on Miller Theatre’s bill. Berger and UH theatre professor Cecil Pickett went on to direct a pair of plays each summer, performing free to the public at Hermann Park’s Miller Outdoor Theatre in this unique collaboration between a city and a university.
HSF Bard Talks are nightly conversations that give audience members an opportunity to speak with HSF’s Literary Director, Dr. Shimko, about Shakespeare’s work and explore the history, background and main characters of the evening’s performance. Bard talks are held near the concessions stand every night 7:45 pm.
All performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre are FREE!
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The show goes on rain or shine.
All performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre are funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.