Checking on the Arts
Mon April 9, 2012
New Moon Theatre Company Presents King Lear at TheatreWorks
The aging King Lear determines to split his domain evenly between his three daughters. When asked which daughter loves him best, the two oldest, Goneril and Regan, shower him with false flattery and love.
Cordelia, the youngest daughter, refuses to pander to him and simply professes her love as a daughter should. In a rage, he disowns her and casts her out. Once the two remaining daughters have power over him they strip him of any remaining dignity.
Lear is driven mad by this, and his loyal followers must try to draw him back from the brink of destruction.
Directed by Anita "Jo" Lenhart, this production of William Shakespeare's King Lear runs April 6-22, 2012. Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 2pm.
For more information or tickets, call 901-484-3467 or visit http://newmoontheatre.org.
King Lear - Bill Baker
Kent - Gregory Boller
Fool - James Dale Green
Goneril - Christina Welford Scott
Regan - Kell Christie
Cordelia - Heather Malone
Gloucester - Bennett Wood
Cornwall - Gene Elliott
Albany - Jon Sparks
Edgar - Michael Bolinksi
Edmund - John Dylan Atkins
Oswald - William Henry
Gentleman & Servants - Blake Dorris
France & Servants - Michael Morrison
Burgundy & Servants - Rob Aymett