The Wallis’ Production of Joe Morton as King Lear

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Following his award-winning, sold-out performance as Dick Gregory in Turn Me Loose, Joe Morton (ABC’s “Scandal,” the legendary Brother from Another Planet, Netflix’s “The Politician”) returns to The Wallis in the title role of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy King Lear. The Bram Goldsmith Theater has been reconfigured to transport the audience to an immersive, future American dystopia riddled with environmental catastrophe and social chaos. Lear, once a skilled geopolitical leader, has been reduced to a dazed and infuriated wanderer exposed to the elements, and is forced to grapple with violent power struggles and a dysfunctional family. This radical reinvention of Shakespeare’s greatest play explores questions of truth, love and power, and offers a glimpse of redemption.

Reviews

It is on the creators to elevate the material if they are straying from the traditional. It's dark material, its tragic material, and I found myself laughing at things that shouldn't be funny. They were.

sweet-sour - Patrick Chavis - LA Theatre Bites - ...read full review


It is on the creators to elevate the material if they are straying from the traditional. It's dark material, its tragic material, and I found myself laughing at things that shouldn't be funny. They were.

sweet-sour - Patrick Chavis - LA Theatre Bites - ...read full review