August 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 Lear, August 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).