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King Lear on the Library Lawn with New Muse Productions

What do you call a king who gives up his kingdom? A fool? Or a father ready to pass on the burdens of power?

Join us at the Putterham Library with actors Stephen Collins and Poornima Kirby from New Muse Productions for this haunting, darkly funny adaptation of Shakespeare’s timeless classic. This one-hour production draws directly from Shakespeare’s text, with Stephen Collins as the mercurial King Lear, and Poornima Kirby as his devoted, clear-eye fool, who narrates the action, and flows fluidly between Lear’s daughters, friends, enemies.

This artistic adaptation honors the beautiful essence of the play, while bringing fresh life and a playful twist to its timeless questions of mortality, loyalty, and the parent-child bond.

Please note this program will be outdoors on the library lawn — sunscreen, water, and picnic blankets encouraged! If the weather isn’t suitable, we’ll move it inside to the Meeting Room.

This event is generously sponsored by the Brookline Library Foundation.

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When

Saturday, September 7, 2024

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location

Putterham - Outside
959 West Roxbury Parkway, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Accessibility

Need aids or accommodations? Email our administration team or give us a call at 617-730-2360 for more information.


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