KING LEAR

Critics

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Reviews: 5

Audience

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Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group is proud to present KING LEAR, Shakespeare's dark and insightful tragedy about a great King's agonizing descent into madness after making an arrogant and prideful error in judgment concerning his daughters resulting in tragic consequences for all. Starring Robert A. Prior, of The Fabulous Monsters Performance Group, as Lear. Directed by Denise Devin & Produced by Zombie Joe. -Ages 13 and up Sundays at 7pm AND Mondays at 8pm - November 25 thru December 17, 2018 Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group at Z.J.U. 4850 Lankershim Blvd North Hollywood CA 91601 (Just north of 101-134 Fwys across from Starbucks) For Reservations CALL: 818-202-4120 Advance Tickets Now on Sale for All Performances at: http://ZombieJoes.TIX.com $15 Tickets Cash/MC/Visa/Debit card accepted at door - Doors open at half hour before showtime - No Late Seating - Come relax in our loopy lounge - No food or drink inside - Take the Red Line to North Hollywood Subway Station https://www.metro.net - Plenty of street parking - Allow 5 minutes for seating - 90 minute performance

Reviews

The world of King Lear has all the virtues and good things of life. What makes the story so dark is how fragile all that proves. Society dissolves into chaos. Because an old man got cranky. Peace became war. Because another old man made a mistake. Yet is it really all down to Lear and Gloucester?

sweet - David MacDowell Blue - Night Tinted Glasses - ...read full review


Having sat through enough three-hour 6-long Lears to last this reviewer a lifetime, only the promise of ninety-minutes, no intermission could have gotten me back for more. Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group's King Lear is Shakespeare minus all the extra words, and for that alone it is worth a look-see.

sweet - Steven Stanley - Stage Scene LA - ...read full review


King Lear at Zombie Joe's Underground feels like a visit to your crazy uncle's house —dramatic, quick and weirdly comforting.

sweet-sour - Dana Martin - Stage Raw - ...read full review


I'm happy that there are still tiny rooms in LA where actors can give something this ambitious a go. That said, this isn't a production you need to run out to see.

sour - Anthony Byrnes - KCRW - ...read full review


The new production of King Lear at Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre in North Hollywood shows how effective the great tragedies can be in an intimate space without much in the way of sets.

sweet - Michael Doherty - Mostly Shakespeare - ...read full review


The world of King Lear has all the virtues and good things of life. What makes the story so dark is how fragile all that proves. Society dissolves into chaos. Because an old man got cranky. Peace became war. Because another old man made a mistake. Yet is it really all down to Lear and Gloucester?

sweet - David MacDowell Blue - Night Tinted Glasses - ...read full review


Having sat through enough three-hour 6-long Lears to last this reviewer a lifetime, only the promise of ninety-minutes, no intermission could have gotten me back for more. Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group's King Lear is Shakespeare minus all the extra words, and for that alone it is worth a look-see.

sweet - Steven Stanley - Stage Scene LA - ...read full review


King Lear at Zombie Joe's Underground feels like a visit to your crazy uncle's house —dramatic, quick and weirdly comforting.

sweet-sour - Dana Martin - Stage Raw - ...read full review


I'm happy that there are still tiny rooms in LA where actors can give something this ambitious a go. That said, this isn't a production you need to run out to see.

sour - Anthony Byrnes - KCRW - ...read full review


The new production of King Lear at Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre in North Hollywood shows how effective the great tragedies can be in an intimate space without much in the way of sets.

sweet - Michael Doherty - Mostly Shakespeare - ...read full review