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King Lear

July 24 - 27

John Basinger as King Lear. Photo by Lauren Sitz.

John Basinger as King Lear. Photo by Lauren Sitz.

Shakespeare in the Grove 2014

ARTFARM’s  signature physical style makes Shakespeare come alive for all audiences, from pre-teens to sophisticated scholars, and King Lear will be no exception. Performances begin at 7 pm Thursday through Sunday, July 17 – 20 & 24 – 27, with live music preceding each performance at 6 pm. Audience members are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and a picnic to enjoy while taking in the Connecticut River Valley.

Special events during the run will include:

– Before the Sunday 7/20 performance: “Take Your Grandparents For a Walk” at 4:30 pm. CT Forest & Park Executive Director Eric Hammerling will lead a 45 minute gentle hike on the trails near the campus, followed by a talk about the play with the Producer. Families with three generations represented will be offered half price tickets to see the play.

– On Tuesday, July 22 at 7 pm Professor John Klause of Hofstra University will present a talk entitled Going to Extremes in King Lear in Founders Hall at Middlesex Community College.

– After the Friday, July 25 performance of King Lear MxCC President Anna Wasescha will facilitate a talk back with the director and cast.

Musical performers preceding the performances are:

– 7/17: Nancy Tucker

– 7/18: Phil Rosenthal

– 7/19: Nzinga’s Daughters

– 7/20: Noah Baerman

– 7/24: Mixashawn

– 7/25: Kate Callahan

– 7/26: Stacy Phillips

– 7/27: Rani Arbo

All musicians begin playing at 6 pm. Tickets for King Lear are $20, $10 for students. For information or to purchase tickets, contact ARTFARM at (860) 346-4390, email info@art-farm.org, or go to www.art-farm.org.

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Details

Start:
July 24, 2014
End:
July 27, 2014
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Venue

The Grove, MxCC
Phone:
860-343-5800
100 Training Hill Rd, Middletown, CT 06457 United States
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Website:
www.mxcc.edu

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