King Lear

William Shakespeare’s

King Lear

September 9 – October 1, 2022

Previews September 7 and 8

Lear claims “nothing will come of nothing,” but Shakespeare’s tragedy reveals madness will come in the face of chaotic plights. In contemporary Europe, a familial dynasty divides when an aging patriarch splits his estate between two wicked daughters and casts out the third – the only one who truly loves him. As Lear and the status quo devolve into madness, the whole family faces the brutal truth of family dynamics, loyalty, and the existence of justice.

Content Advisory: Production contains adult situations and themes including acts of violence and loud music/sound effects. For additional information, contact the Box Office at 513-381-2273.

Run Time: 3 hours total including intermission

Jim Hopkins*

King Lear

Matt Davies


Jeremy Dubin*


Charles Gidney

King of France/Oswald

Candice Handy*


Dathan Hooper*


Ren Jackson*


Justin McCombs*

Duke of Cornwall

Miranda McGee*


Kelly Mengelkoch*


Demetria Thomas*

Duke of Burgundy/Old Man/Ensemble

Adam Tran*

Duke of Albany

Brent Vimtrup*


  • Brian Isaac Phillips**


  • Jason Stewart*

    Production Stage Manager

  • Kate Bindus*

    Production Stage Manager

  • Cole Sweasy*

    Assistant Stage Manager

  • Justen N. Locke

    Scenic Designer

  • Rainy Edwards

    Costume Designer

  • Andrew J. Hungerford+

    Lighting Designer

  • Doug Borntrager

    Sound & Projections Designer

  • Kara Eble Trusty

    Properties Designer

  • Gina Cerimele-Mechley

    Fight Director

  • Darnell Pierre Benjamin

    Dance Choreographer

  • *Appearing through an Agreement between this theatre, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, and Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

  • **Member SDC- Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

  • +Member of United Scenic Artists Local 829

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