Barefoot Shakespeare presents Lear

In celebration of our TENTH season, Barefoot Shakespeare Present's LEAR, directed by Joe Raik
This is a very ambitious year and as always, we strive to pay all of our artists equitably and to honor their work with compensation they truly deserve. With that in mind, our budget for this show is about twice what our budgets used to be, so we need your help. Please help us in offering our artists fair compensation for the amazing, hard work they put in each year to create free theatre.

Anyone who donates over $100 will get a first look at Barefoot's 10th Anniversary Video coming later this summer!
California, 1879. The Frontier lies open with the promise of power, wealth, and glory… for some. For others there is only defeat and ruin. Written in the midst of a deadly plague, Lear is a tragedy about family, loyalty, and the choices people make to break free from their restraints. No ghosts, no angry gods, no magic, and no witches. Only the unforgiving skies, the cruelty of the ordinary world, and the human heart’s capacity for love and hate, darkness and light. Presented in two parts to be performed in repertory, free of charge, at Summit Rock, Central Park.

Design (c) Anna Stacy

  • Melissa Bell 
    • $100 
    • 8 d
  • Carolyn Meckler 
    • $100 
    • 12 d
  • Jay Marshall 
    • $500 
    • 16 d
  • Lisa Carnoy 
    • $150 
    • 17 d
  • Ashley Adelman 
    • $25 
    • 17 d
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Barefoot Shakespeare Company (Barefoot Shakespeare Co.) 
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