William Shakespeare's


Directed by guest artist

Andrea J. Dymond

From the Director:

“[King] Lear is a play about family and power, fear and jealousy; love and betrayal; loyalty and loss. I’m interested in examining how all these things land, when explored through the lens of a matriarchal society. How do stings of the curses and betrayals differ, when slung among Lear and her daughters? Though Gloucester is betrayed and saved by the actions of his sons, do the juxtaposition of their actions, their loyalties, grasping and losses resonate differently alongside service to a Queen? Beyond the differences within the families, the journey of this LEAR will be to see what will be discovered in the larger body politic of the society within the play and without.

Performances July 12 & 13, 2024

Free to the public!

Northwest Health Amphitheater

Central Park Plaza, Valparaiso

Bring a chair and your appetite! Food truck vendors available at 6 PM

July 19-21- Regular ticketed performances at Chicago Street Theatre


Lear - Lisa Formosa-Parmigiano

Fool - Lindsay Parpart

Goneril - Mahaffa Thompson

Albany - Erik Gollnick

Regan - Ashleigh Happer

Cornwall - Brandon Hearne

Cordelia - Molly Herren

King of France - Samuel Alger

Kent - June Saavedra

Gloucester - Grant Fitch

Edgar - TJ Kay

Edmund - Jack Reichert

Oswald - Whitney Perish

Ensemble - Olivia Lozano, Peter Parker, Emma Johnson

Please select a performance
Fri, Jul 19th, 2024 at 8:00 pm
This performance is no longer on sale online.
Sat, Jul 20th, 2024 at 8:00 pm
Sun, Jul 21st, 2024 at 2:30 pm

Adults - $22

Students under 21 - $20

Seniors 62+ - $20

Military - $20

Group rate 10+ - $17

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