Tuesdays-Fridays, 8 p.m., Saturdays, 2 & 8 p.m. and Sundays, 2 & 7 p.m. Continues through Aug. 7 2010
Georgia Shakespeare cranks up the stormy sound effects for the "cataracts and hurricanoes" of King Lear, an almost apocalyptic tragedy that some scholars consider to be Shakespeare's greatest play. Tim McDonough plays the title monarch, who, in a well-thought-out plan, decides to retire and divide his kingdom based on which of his three daughters sweet-talks him the best. Directed by Sabin Epstein, King Lear features some of the Bard's best villains, including Carolyn Cook and Courtney Patterson as the wicked daughters and Daniel May as the bastard Edmund. Note: This production will contain brief nudity, which could give new meaning to the line "Every inch a king."