King Lear



Choreography — Igor Dobrovolskiy

Music — Dmitri Shostakovich

Lighting — Pierre Lavoie

Costumes — Denis Lavoie

Set — Brian Perchaluk

Dramaturge — Sharon Pollock

WORLD PREMIERE October 10th, 2008



The monumental story of pride, folly and broken dreams.


Set on the stark and melancholy scores of Dmitri Shostakovich, Igor Dobrovolskiy’s haunting interpretation of Shakespeare’s towering drama examines the perpetual balance between action and repercussion, arrogance and humanity.


A narcissistic king, secure in his long-held power, brings the world around him to chaos, and becomes the author of his own deep anguish when he understands that what he has torn apart can never be rebuilt.


Dobrovolskiy collaborates once again with three stellar designers and an icon of Canadian theatre to create an ominous and sinister world, where false realities and vengeful traps yield devastating consequences.


Age Recommendation

Suitable for children 13 and up who are comfortable with mature themes.


Special Concerns

There are several deaths and one character is blinded onstage.


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