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Monday, January 28, 2019

Shakespeare's King Lear next at Chester Theatre Group-Kevern Cameron directing


The Chester Theatre Group presents William Shakespeare's King Lear starting on Friday, February 8th and extending for eight shows through Sunday, February 24th. Performances are Friday and Saturdays at 8:00 and Sundays at 2:00pm. Tickets are $20.00 with a discounted price of $18.00 for seniors over 65 and students under 18. Tickets may be purchased online at www.chestertheatregroup.org.

King Lear is the story of an 80 year old King of Britain, who divides his realm unequally between his daughters. As a result, Lear experiences a dark betrayal and decent into despair and madness.

King Lear is one of William Shakespeare's most famous tragedies. It was derived from the legend of Leir of Britain, a mythological pre-Roman Celtic king. The play has been widely adapted for the stage and motion pictures, with the title role coveted by many of the world's most accomplished actors. Most recently, Anthony Hopkins appeared in a BBC film version for Amazon Video.


The talented cast of King Lear includes Jack Roberts of Morristown in the roles of Captian and the Duke of Cornwald; Madelyn Barkocy of Rockaway in the role of Cordelia (photo right); Keith Hoovler of Maplewood in the roles of the Duke of Albany and the Old Man; Derek Egidio of Columbia in the roles of Edgar and the Duke of Burgundy; Matt Meier of Long Valley in the role of the Earl of Gloucester; Mike Harvey of Morristown in the role of the Earl of Kent; Mike Yoder of Bedminster in the role of Edmund; Sarah Henley of Washington in the role of the Fool; Lisa Barnett of South Orange in the role Goneril; Erik Craft of Bernardsville in the role of the King of France; George LaVigne of Beattysville in the role of Oswald; Sky Monroe of Morristown in the role of Regan and Christopher Gibbs of Fanwood in the role of King Lear (photo right). Rounding out the cast are Amie Quivey of Convent Station, Jim Quikstad of Morris Township and Ted Holland of Long Valley. The production is directed by Kevern Cameron.

The Chester Theatre Group performs in The Black River Playhbouse, an intimate, 100-seat theater in the heart of Chester Borough’s historic district. The venue’s in-the-round format ensures that every seat offers an engaging, memorable experience for each audience member. The theater is located on the corner of Grove Street and Maple Avenue. For more information, visit the CTG website at http://www.chestertheatregroup.org.

(Photo by Carol Holland)

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