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Shakespeare in the Grove 2014 Presents:

posted Jun 9, 2014, 1:39 PM by ARTFARM info   [ updated Aug 5, 2014, 5:08 PM ]

King Lear
Featuring John Basinger in the title role!
July 17 - 20 & 24 - 27, 2014 
in the Grove at Middlesex Community College.
6 pm Music, 7 pm King Lear
Tickets are $20 for adults or $10 with any valid school I.D.
Senior group rate offered (8 or more) for $12 per ticket

We are very excited to be welcoming John to the ARTFARM Ensemble as King Lear. 
He is known locally for his unique performances of Milton's Paradise Lost, and, more recently, his one man version of Lear, The King. He has appeared with many theater companies, including the National Theater of the Deaf and at the O'Neill Center, and has appeared in films as diverse as Children of a Lesser God (with William Hurt, Piper Laurie and Marlee Matlin) to The Wash (with Dr. Dre).

We are also pleased to announce our headlining musicians for this year's performance: 

Thursday 7/24 Mixashawn
Friday 7/25 Kate Callahan
Saturday 7/26 Stacy Phillips and Paul Howard Duet
Sunday 7/27 Rani Arbo and Greg Ryan

Expand your King Lear experience with these FREE events: 
  • Tuesday 7/22 "Going To Extremes In King Lear"a talk by Shakespeare scholar John Klause beginning at 7:00 pm at MxCC.
  • Friday 7/25 Post Performance Talk-Back with Director and Actors 
(Moderated by MxCC President Anna Wasescha)
  • Saturday 7/26 Live ASL interpreted performance for hearing impaired audience members.

Photo below by Lauren Sitz shows 
John Basinger in rehearsal as Lear. 
Hope to see you there!
Photos of sunset by Jonathan Gutierrez