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2022 Season



King Lear

“As flies to wanton boys are we to the gods—they kill us for their sport.”  

July 28, 30, Aug 1, 3, & 5  
7:45 Bard Talk   
8:15 Performance  
King Lear, in dividing his estate, disowns the wrong child. Family loyalty, betrayal, and madness set the stage for  King Lear —the first Houston Shakespeare Festival production of this enthralling masterpiece in over 20 years. Director Stephanie Shine ( As You Like It ) leads a powerful ensemble in Shakespeare’s epic opus, with Jack Young in the title role.  





“I am glad I was up so late, for that's the reason I was up so early.”  

July 29, Aug 2, 4, & 6  
7:45 Bard Talk   
8:15 Performance  
Shakespeare’s fairytale romance,  Cymbeline,  tells the tale of a hopeful princess and her banished secret husband, plus her wicked stepmother, her goofball step-brother, and her powerful father, King Cymbeline.  They take a journey through secret plots, forbidden love, mistaken identity, vile poisons, leading to lost family members reunited. Laura Frye, who shined as Rosalind in  As You Like It , returns to Houston to take on Imogen’s adventure.      


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