Williams describes King Lear as follows.
When the elderly King Lear divides his kingdom between his three daughters, he invokes the very strife he wished to avoid. Cordelia, Lear’s youngest daughter, refuses the terms of the inheritance and is banished to France with the Earl of Kent. Lear’s other daughters, Goneril and Regan, turn their back on their father and each other to gain more power. With the kingdom in flux, the bastard Edmund wishes to gain legitimacy and take away the lands his brother Edgar will gain from their father, the Earl of Gloucester. As the tragedy unfolds, alliances are forged, friends are betrayed, and death comes for anyone in the warpath. In the end, ten will die. Who will live?
As always,The East Lansing Community Theatre makes all roles available to those who audition, regardless of race, gender or age.
Performances will take place September 13th, 14th, 15th, 20th, 21st, and 22nd at The Hannah Community Center's Albert White Theatre.
Please come prepared to do a cold read from the script, and a movement exercise. Wear clothes you can move in comfortably. A prepared monologue from a different Shakespeare play no longer than 1 minute is encouraged.
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