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The Jewish King Lear
Metropolitan Playhouse
New York, NY
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The Jewish King Lear
Not a translation of Shakespeare's Lear, The Jewish King Lear is a self-conscious retelling of the story in 1892 that is farcical, introspective, and politically pointed all at once. Reb Dovidl Moysheles seeks to divide his estate among his three daughters before his move to Israel.  The youngest, whose unflagging devotion to him is unrecognized, along with her Rabbinical student boyfriend doubt the wisdom of his plans, comparing him to that great writer Shakespeares character, King Lear.  The two eldest self-centeredly misuse his largess with their respective husbands--one a Hasid, the other a Misnagid--and ultimately turn him out of their house when he returns, disenchanted, from the promised land. For years he wanders alone but for his devoted, irreverent servant. All is set to rights when the dutiful youngest, now become a doctor, cures his blindness. The production will be in English.

RUNNING TIME: 2:40 (with intermission)

Cast:
Kelly D. Cooper*
Thomas Daniels
Katie Hahn*
Deanna Henson*
Tyler Kent*
Olivia Killingsworth*
Clara Kundin
Jeremy Lawrence*
Joel Leffert*
Amanda (Miryem-Khaye) Seigel
Tori Sicklick
Jack Sochet*
Diane Tyler*

Crew:
DIRECTION Ed Chemaly
STAGE MANAGER Traci Bargen*
SET DESIGN Mario Alonso
COSTUME DESIGN Sidney Fortner
LIGHTING DESIGN Scott Cally
PRODUCTION APPRENTICE Max Frank


*These actors and stage manager appear courtesy of
Actors Equity Association.

The Jewish King Lear is an AEA Approved showcase.

Ticket purchases are non-refundable, and tickets will be forfeit and offered to waiting patrons 5 minutes before performance time.

Location

Metropolitan Playhouse (View)
220 East Fourth Street
New York, NY 10009
United States


Categories

Arts > Theatre

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No

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