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Check out the blog for our spring 2013 mainstage show, Lear, that's now up and running here!

Fiercely talented contemporary New York playwright Young Jean Lee has written a freaky, postmodern take on Shakespeare’s greatest play, King Lear.  As Lee describes her highly original version: “the kids are in the palace, they’ve just kicked the fathers out into the storm; they pretend they’re fine, then realize they’re not.”  This is a strange, funny, deeply moving meditation on children and their fathers.

Young Jean Lee visited Duke February 16 to meet and work with the cast and creative team.

A video montage of Lear below

Lear talkback below

Photo slideshows from Lear  (left and below), running April 4-14, 2013 in Sheafer Theater

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Lear costumer Sonya Drum finds inspiration in this photo of “Elizabeth I”.