27991456962_5206dd2e9a_oAugust 12-14, 19-21, 2016 – Crowning its year-long tribute to Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary,Elements Theatre Company presents King Lear under the direction of Danielle Dwyer, CJ. In the striking outdoor setting of the Atrium of the Church of the Transfiguration, the members of Elements Theatre Company bring all of their passionate dedication and expertise to the Bard’s riveting portrayal of a kingdom and families torn apart.

The elemental, almost mythic quality of the story will be enhanced by original set and costume design featuring Celtic and Viking inspiration, and by the environment of the Atrium itself, with its stone walls and pillars, open sky and stars above, and nearby ocean. Authentic stage combat, choreographed by the company’s award-winning fight director Nick Sandys Pullin, supports the brutal and bloody nature of this tale of betrayal, revenge, and hard-won reconciliation.

Elements Theatre Company presents King LearAugust 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 & 21, at 8 pm at the Church of the Transfiguration, 5 Bay View Drive, Orleans, MA. Pre-performance lectures will be held at7:00pm on August 12 by Kathryn Moncrief, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of English at Washington College, and August 19 by Tina Packer actor, playwright, and Founding Artistic Director of Shakespeare & Company, Lenox, MA. Pre-performance gourmet dinner served August 13 & 20 at 6 pm (reservations required).

For tickets call 508-240-2400, visit elementstheatre.org, or purchase at the door.

Photos 4th of July in Orleans 2016
Celebratory Summer Concerts of Brass & Organ and Brown Bag Organ Concerts at the acoustically resplendent Church of the Transfiguration