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Developed in partnership with Brooklyn Public Library, and the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, with support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and the Weissman Foundation

About the play

  • King Lear by William Shakespeare

    King Lear by William Shakespeare depicts an elderly king at the border of losing his faculties and independence, who makes a series of rash decisions regarding the future of his kingdom, fracturing his family and isolating himself from those who love him most.

Cast Members

  • Harris Yulin Headshot

    Harris Yulin

  • Marjolaine Goldsmith Headshot

    Marjolaine Goldsmith

  • Juliana Francis-Kelly Headshot

    Juliana Francis-Kelly

  • Andrea Patterson Headshot

    Andrea Patterson

  • Obi Abili Headshot

    Obi Abili

Event Partners

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