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King Lear

Shakespeare in the Park

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Carl Cofield
Jun 2 — Jun 27, 2021
Shakespeare Glen, Forest Park

Tony, Grammy, and Emmy award-winner André De Shields (Broadway: Hadestown, The Wiz, Ain’t Misbehavin) stars in the titanic title role in William Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy. Directed by Carl Cofield (Associate Artistic Director of the Classical Theatre of Harlem), King Lear is a brilliant return for Shakespeare in Forest Park.

Check back on May 1 for reservation details or sign up for our email list to be notified first.

For more information, contact us at or call (314) 287-3348.



Creative Team



Shakespeare Glen, Forest Park

6604 Fine Arts Dr, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA

The Festival’s 2021 Season is funded in part by the Regional Arts Commission, Trio Foundation of St. Louis, the Missouri Arts Council, and the Gertrude and William A. Bernoudy Foundation.