Show Will Stream Exclusively on TheaterMania
August 3 through August 28
tickets available for purchase here
Due to overwhelming demand, Shakespeare & Company announced it will offer virtual screenings of Shakespeare’s King Lear featuring acclaimed actor and three-time Emmy winner Christopher Lloyd and directed by Nicole Ricciardi. The production was filmed in The New Spruce Theatre, Shakespeare & Company’s stunning new outdoor amphitheater. The virtual screening will be available exclusively via TheaterMania Streaming August 3 through August 28. Tickets are $25, and the show is available to stream for 72 hours after purchase.
Widely regarded as one of Shakespeare’s most moving tragedies, King Lear tells the tale of the once-powerful king as he chooses to divide his kingdom among his three daughters, setting in motion one of Shakespeare’s most challenging and notable pieces of work.
During a career spanning more than four decades, Lloyd made movie history with his iconic portrayal of “Doc Brown” in the Back to the Future trilogy. His wide-ranging credits include the films The Addams Family, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Dennis The Menace, Angels in the Outfield, To Be or Not to Be, Clue, and Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, as well as the beloved television series, Taxi. Among his many theatre credits, Lloyd has appeared in Broadway productions of Morning’s at Seven, Happy End, and Red, White and Maddox and off-Broadway in The Caucasian Chalk Circle and Happy End. Lloyd has won three Primetime Emmy Awards (two for Taxi, one for Road to Avonlea) and an Independent Spirit Award. He has also been nominated for two Saturn Awards and a Daytime Emmy Award.
A director, actor, producer, and instructor, Ricciardi has created work for Primary Stages, Youngblood/Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Flea Theater, the Drama Book Shop, Chelsea Repertory Lab, Two River Theater Company, Shadow Lawn Stage, Circle East Theatre Company, Bushwick Arts, Irish Repertory Theater, Central Square Theatre (Boston), and New Century Theatre. At Shakespeare & Company, Ricciardi has directed productions of Time Stands Still, Creditors, and 4000 Miles.
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