Shakespeare’s Greatest Tragedy, at Hubbard Hall

Shakespeare’s Greatest Tragedy, at Hubbard Hall

Shakespeare’s Greatest Tragedy, at Hubbard Hall

Shakespeare’s King Lear, widely-regarded as the greatest tragic drama ever written will be staged at Hubbard Hall February 27 to March 23.

Shakespeare’s King Lear, widely-regarded as the greatest tragic drama ever written will be staged at Hubbard Hall February 27 to March 23.

The award-winning Theatre Company at Hubbard Hall will present Shakespeare’s ‘King Lear,’ February 27 through March 23. Based on the legend of Leir of Britain, the title character descends into madness after dividing his estate between Goneril and Regan, the two daughters who flatter him, while disinheriting Cordelia, the daughter who truly loves him. Artistic director John Hadden will perform Lear, and co-direct with Ava Roy, who enacts the dual roles of Cordelia and the Fool. Other leading roles will be undertaken by Carmen-Maria Mandley as Goneril, Myka Plunkett as Regan, Gino Costabile as Edmund, Doug Ryan as Gloucester, John Terry as Kent and James Udom as Edgar.

There will be 13 performances: February 27’s open rehearsal at 8 p.m., February 28 and March 1, 7, 8, 14 15, 21 and 22 at 8 p.m.; and March 2, 9, 16 and 23 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at hubbardhall.org or by calling 518-677-2495. An Opening Night Dinner will take place Friday, February 28, at 6 p.m. in the Beacon Feed Studio. Reservations are requested by Tuesday, February 25 at 5 p.m. Hubbard Hall Center for the Arts is located at 25 East Main Street in Cambridge, N.Y.

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