Shakespeare Tavern Presents King Lear


Atlanta's New American Shakespeare TavernThe Atlanta Shakespeare Company at The New American Shakespeare Tavern presents King Lear.

$15 Previews November 7 and  8, 2013

Runs November 9 through December 1, 2013

Directed by J. Tony Brown

The ties that bind in King Lear are woven of deceit, greed, grief and joyfulness. Often regarded as Shakespeare’s crowning achievement, this tragedy about the relationship between parents and their offspring shows us how quickly we become blinded by fear and killed with love.

A part of The Shakespeare Evolution Series: The Tragedies

Join the cast and crew members for a lively Question and Answer session on Sunday November 17 after the show!

King Lear – Jeffrey Watkins
Fool – Mary Ruth Ralston
Goneril – Erin Considine
Albany – Clarke Weigle
Regan – Laura Cole
Cornwall – Paul Hester*
Cordelia – Hayley Platt
France – Adam King
Burgundy – Kody Brown
Kent – Vinnie Mascola
Gloucester – Troy Willis
Edgar – Chris Rushing
Edmund – Matt Nitchie
Oswald – Daniel Carter Brown
Curran – Kody Brown
Old Man – Clarke Weigle
Captain – Paul Hester*
Doctor – Garrett Gray
Knights – Paul Hester*, Adam King, Kody Brown, Troy Willis*, Nicholas Faircloth
Gentlemen – Nicholas Faircloth, Adam King, Kody Brown
French Soldiers – Mary Ruth Ralston, Paul Hester*, Adam King, Kody Brown
Goneril’s Servants – Hayley Platt, Garrett Gray
Goneril’s Soldiers – Adam King Nicholas Faircloth
Regan’s Soldier – Daniel Carter Brown
Gloucester’s Servants – Hayley Platt, Garrett Gray
Lear’s Attendants – Chris Rushing, Daniel Carter Brown
Burgundy’s Attendant – Nicholas Faircloth
France’s Attendant – Garrett Gray
Messengers – Garrett Gray
Herald – Garrett Gray

Performance days and times:
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 6:30 p.m.
10 a.m. most Tuesday and Wednesdays.

Ticket Prices:
Seating areas: Main Floor Seats, Box Seats (on floor) and Balcony Seats

Regular Ticket Prices:

Thursday night:
All regular (non-preview) Thursday shows are $20 for adults and $15 for students

Friday night Main: $32
Box: $26
Balcony: $22

Saturday night
Main: $36
Box: $30
Balcony: $24

Sunday night:
Main: $28
Box: $22
Balcony: $15

An 8% sales tax is added on top of all purchases made at The Shakespeare Tavern.

Discount Ticket Options: $15 for Previews (unless otherwise noted);.
Student/Educator prices: $5 off per price level per night except in the Balcony on Thursdays and Sundays.
Not valid on Saturday nights.
$14 for 10 a.m. matinees.
$3 off for Military, Seniors, Groups of 10 or more, except in the Balcony on Thursdays and Sundays.

Promotional discount offers are not valid closing weekend of a performance.

Purchase Tickets Online for most performances at

For information on:

The Shakespeare Club Program and Flex Pass: call or email The Tavern Box Office at 404.874.5299 or or visit our website at

Education Programs and Workshops: call or email Laura Cole, Education Director at 404-874-5299, X58 or

Volunteer Opportunities: call or email Suzanne Mercer, Volunteer Coordinator at
404-874-5299, X59 or

Accessibility and The Shakespeare Tavern: The Shakespeare Tavern is handicapped accessible. Please let the box office know if you have any special needs that we should be aware of in order to make your Shakespeare Tavern experience the very best we can. Our handicapped entrance ramp/parking is located directly behind our building. Once you turn onto Renaissance Parkway from Peachtree Street, you will turn right onto Courtland Street. The Tavern’s back entrance will be immediately on your right once you clear the building on the corner and the traffic poles. The turn comes up quickly, so please drive slowly. Handicapped parking is directly in front of the ramp, behind our building.

Location: The New American Shakespeare Tavern is located at 499 Peachtree Street, NE, just four blocks south of The Fox Theater and directly across the street from Emory University Hospital Midtown.

Parking: In the evening, we recommend parking in the Emory University Hospital Midtown Parking Deck located directly across the street from the front doors of The Shakespeare Tavern on Peachtree Street. Regular parking price is $5.

DO NOT park on Pine Street or in the empty parking lots on Pine Street. Your car might be booted if you park in these lots.

Food and Beverage Service: The Tavern opens one hour and fifteen minutes before the performance for food and beverage service. Chef for a Night provides a British-pub-style menu for dinner. The Tavern has a beer, wine, coffee, tea, and soft drink bar that serves Bass and Guinness on tap.

Seating and Box Office: Seating is done on a “first come, first served” basis within each designated section. Table seating is limited however all seats can accommodate food and beverages. For reservations or more information, call or email The Tavern Box Office at 404.874.5299 or or order tickets on-line at

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