This new drama retells Shakespeare's heartbreaking tragedy through the eyes of a little girl. More…
From the show:
A young girl has run away to her Grandmother's attic, a space for forgotten objects covered with drop cloths and dusty time. When searching through a stack of old books, she opens one up to reveal that the words literally come alive off the pages as characters and creatures emerge around her and begin to tell her the story of King Lear. A classic story, retold through the eyes of a child.
See it if like your Shakespeare well spoken & delivered with child's sense of mystery, can't get enough of tragedy, don't mind 3 hrs with great story
Don't see it if tend to fall asleep B4 intermission, there are 2, don't like classical theatre, need laugh a minute, cant empathize with on stage characters
See it if You want to see a really beautiful King Lear, you want to understand the play, you enjoy Shakespeare and music and literature, adaptations
Don't see it if You are a Shakespeare purist, you don’t enjoy Shakespeare, if you get antsy the show is long, you’re impatient or not a good listener
See it if you like (maybe not love as a purist) Shakespeare and enjoy innovative departures from the classics.
Don't see it if you believe the actor's gender should correspond to the role's. You are annoyed with an extra character as a narrator.
See it if you enjoy Excellent actors telling the story of King Lear in an imaginative way. If you love magic and are drawn in by stage picture & sound
Don't see it if You don't enjoy cross gender casting in Shakespeare.