The Vokes Players of Wayland present Shakespeare’s King Lear, directed by John Barrett. Performances will be held at Beatrice Herford’s Vokes Theatre, Route 20 in Wayland, MA from May 4th through May 20th Thursday-Saturday evenings at 8pm with a 2pm matinee on Saturdays, May 13th & May 20th. For tickets and information call 508-358-4034, or order online via our website www.vokesplayers.org. Ticket prices are $18 for Thursday evenings; $19 for Saturday matinees; $22 for Friday & Saturday evenings.
One of the great tragic figures of the English theater, King Lear begins his story at the height of power — unaware that by dividing his country among his daughters, he is kicking off a chain of events that will lead to a horrible end. This division of power sets in motion betrayals, battles and subterfuge. As Lear’s fate worsens, his descent into madness is made more poignant as it coincides with his growing awareness of his foolishness and the lost loves of his life. Over and again, events build to a crash of over-reaching desire that pits sister against sister, brother against brother, daughter against father, wife against husband. The lust for power, the disregard for civility, the savage brutality — all the passions held in the hearts of princesses, dukes, earls, and those who want more.
The cast for the show includes: Agatha Babbitt, Alex Thayer, Andrew Harrington, Andy Moore, Bill Stambaugh, Bob Zawistowki, David Frank, Jeff Robinson, Jenny Fielding, Joel Hersh, Julian Willard, Mason Beutler, Mike Lague, Nicholas Meunier, Shira Cahn-Lipman, Tom Dinger, Tom Kilgallen, and Webb Tilney.
The historic Beatrice Herford’s Vokes Theatre in Wayland is one of the truly unique cultural and historical resources in Metrowest. The Vokes Players is a non-profit theatrical organization. King Lear is the third production of our 2016-17 season. The theatre is wheelchair accessible. For more information about the Vokes Players, visit our website – www.vokesplayers.org.