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Available Wednesday, July 28 – August 1

For a limited time, the 2021 Shakespeare in the Park production of KING LEAR will be available online. Revisit the event or watch for the first time by completing the form below.

"Nothing short of spellbinding" (St. Louis Post Dispatch)

About the Virtual Release

Content Warning
Best enjoyed by ages 12 and up. This production includes depictions of physical violence and the presence of firearms.

How to Watch
Simply fill out the form above and wait for the email on Wednesday to watch the premiere via a private link on Youtube. Following the premiere, guests will be sent a private link to watch online available through August 1.

How much does it cost?
This virtual production is free of cost. The Festival is primarily funded by generous donors like you. If possible, there is a $20 suggested donation amount per viewing but the online event remains free and accessible to all.


Cast & Creative Team

Directed by Carl Cofield
Scenic Design by Wilson Chin
Costume Design by Mika Eubanks
Music and Sound Design by David R. Molina
Lighting Design by John Wylie

Cast: André De Shields, Brian Anthony Wilson, Allen Gilmore, J. Samuel Davis, Nicole King, Rayme Cornell, Jacqueline Thompson, Daniel José Molina, Leland Fowler, Jason J. Little, Carl Overly, Jr., Michael Tran, Kentrell Jamison, Theorri London, Brian McKinley, Tyler White and Christina Yancy.

Director of Photography: Phillip Hamer

Directed and edited by Colin O’Brien

Learn more about the stage production here.

Original Stage Production Presented by

With Leadership Support by

Filming Made Possible by

Mont & Karen Levy