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"Lear" by Young Jean Lee

Get a Mini-Pass for the two remaining shows in our Post-Modern Shakespeare series -- just $40 for two shows (or $30 student/senior price). Or, if you prefer, you can purchase individual tickets. Online purchase is coming soon -- call the Box Office at 310-453-9939 to get your passes or tickets today.

“Lee is one of the most vital, rewarding playwrights to arrive on the scene in the past decade.”—Time Out New York

“Lee uses King Lear and some beautifully unconventional additions to flesh out Shakespeare’s themes of loneliness, mortality, and filial responsibility in gratifying and moving depth.” —Variety

February 5—March 13, 2016

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Fridays, Saturdays 8:00pm; Sundays, 3pm; Box Office: 310-453-9939
Admission: $25; Students w/ID & Seniors (65+): $20; Sundays “Pay-What-You-Can” (at the door only)

Directed by Frédérique Michel
Produced by Charles A. Duncombe
Cast: Kristina Drager, Kat Johnson, Andrew Loviska, Anthony Sannazaro, Nili Rain Segal

The West Coast premiere of this widely-acclaimed recent text. In Lear, experimental playwright Young Jean Lee’s self-described “inaccurate distortion” of the classic, she banishes the title monarch and most of the other male characters to the wings and focuses instead on the younger generation: Lear’s three daughters and Gloucester’s two sons. The absurdist, meta results are irreverent, grotesque, and morally harrowing.

Fourth Sunday Q&A:
After the Sunday, February 28 matinee, please join us for an informal discussion with the cast and creative staff of City Garage’s production of Young Jean Lee's Lear.

Get your Mini-Pass for the two shows remaining in our Post-Modern Shakepeare series!

The Winter of Our Discontent: Shakespeare in the Digital Age

—Winter/Spring 2016—

Part II:
by Young Jean Lee (West Coast Premiere)
February 5, 2016—March 13, 2016 (6 week, regular run)
The West coast premiere of the widely-acclaimed new text. In Lear, experimental playwright Young Jean Lee's self-described "inaccurate distortion" of the classic, she banishes the title monarch and most of the other male characters to the wings and focuses instead on the younger generation.
Part III:
by Charles A. Duncombe (World Premiere)
April 8, 2016—May 15, 2016
This new deconstruction of Shakespeare's Othello examines questions of race and power of what we long to be post-racial America-an America of police beatings, racial profilings, riots, and Supreme Court rollbacks of minority rights.

Come and be a part of the exciting adventure at City Garage. Buy a mini-pass now and get both remaining shows in this series for $40 (or Students/Seniors $30). That’s a 20% savings over regular admission prices! Call our Box Office at 310-453-9939 to purchase today (online ticketing and pass purchase coming soon).

This project is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the Santa Monica Arts Commission.






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"...Director Frédérique Michel and her collaborator, producer-designer Charles A. Dumcombe, are well within their element... Funny yet brutal..." -Hollywood Reporter