National Theatre Live Presents
Directed by Sam Mendes
Monday,May 12 ....7 pm
Adults $20 ($18 for Members available at box office only)
SJCT’s partnership with National Theatre Live was made possible through
a generous bequest from the late Dodie Gann.
The best of British theater from the London stage is now in Friday Harbor! SJCT joins more than 1,900 theaters in 64 countries that record the live transmissions via a satellite feed and then present them to theater audiences.
Shakespeare’s KING LEAR
The National Theatre presents a major new production of William Shakespeare’s celebrated play about the destructive power of jealousy.
Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes (James Bond: Skyfall, American Beauty) returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale (Timon of Athens, Collaborators) in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy.
An aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. His favourite, Cordelia, says nothing. Lear’s world descends into chaos.