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The Tragedy of King Lear

Presented by Shakespeare BASH’d

Shakespeare BASH’d returns with an all-star production of The Tragedy of King Lear, by William Shakespeare, featuring Tony and Olivier nominee Scott Wentworth in the title role.

This mythic tale brings us into the heart of a broken kingdom, surrounded by an apocalyptic storm, resulting in a complex narrative of loyalty, love, and violence.

Using only the Folio text, something rarely done in performance, this bold, bare bones production will invite the audience to see and hear a multifaceted play, both recognizable and estranged, that is part historical fiction, part epic tragedy, and part devastating look at the foreboding “promis’d end” of our cruel world.

Don’t miss this intimate, exciting production, by NOW Magazine’s

Best Site-Specific Theatre Company” (2018 & 2019).


Featuring: Mairi Babb, Daniel Briere, Tristan Claxton, 郝邦宇 Steven Hao, Madelaine Hodges (賀美倫), Melanie Leon, David Mackett, Ngabo Nabea, Julia Nish-Lapidus, Deivan Steele, Breanne Tice, Scott Wentworth, and Ben Yoganathan

James Wallis: Director

Kate Martin: Assistant Director

Milena Fera: Stage Manager

Matt Nish-Lapidus: Sound Designer

Jennifer Dzialoszynski: Fight Director

Bailey Green: Associate Fight Director

Christopher Brackett: Technical Advisor

Season Sponsor: The Food Dudes

From February 16
to February 26, 2023

Tickets are on sale now! Regular $25 or Supporter $35 (Show your support for the company by purchasing a ticket at this price.)


BMO Incubator

Performance Dates

Thursday, Feb. 16th – 7 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 17th – 7 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 18th – 7 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 19th – 1 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 21st – 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 22nd – 7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 23rd – 7 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 24th – 7 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 25th – 7 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 26th – 1 p.m.

Please note:
For the safety of the cast and audience, masks are required at all times while inside the performance space.

This performance is 3 hours including intermission