King Lear in Original Pronuncation

October 1st - 24th
Fri/Sat 8pm and Sun 2pm

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2021 Season

 

THE TEMPEST (Kestrel on the Air - February)

 The Tempest is genuinely funny and sweet; the language is Shakespeare at his best. In The Tempest, the characters all go through harrowing experiences and come out on the other end ready to start a new beginning, learning from the mistakes they made in the past. This story is pertinent to what people are feeling right now.

 

AS YOU LIKE IT (Kestrel on the Air - April)

As You Like It is a return to nature where we leave aside the troubles of court life. The characters in this play struggle to push courtly duties aside in an attempt to return to human nature, but what ensues is nothing short of comical. With cross-dressing, fools in love, and an ever famous soliloquy on what it is to live, As You like It will have you laughing, crying, and bemoaning that you can't join them all in the forest of Arden.

A (mini) MIDSUMMER (Outdoors - September)

In a 60 minute cut with an abbreviated cast, see A Midsummer Night's Dream as you never have before. Join the lovers, the fairies, and the mechanicals in the forests outside of Athens as each group searches for that they most desire, be it true love, a hearty prank, or a performance before the duke, and watch as chaos unfolds when wires get crossed in every way. Will our lovers, fairies, and players get their happy endings? You'll have to join us to find out.

KING LEAR (Kestrel In Person - October)

When an aging king seeks to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, he sets in motion the destruction of everything—and everyone—he holds dear. Among Shakespeare’s triumphs, King Lear shows us the insidious power of pride, the things that tear us apart, and ultimately the things that hold us together. Baltimore Shakespeare Factory is proud to present this epic tragedy in original pronunciation, as Shakespeare himself would have heard it.