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King Lear with Stephen Collins and Poornima Kirby

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 actors Stephen Collins and Poornima Kirby 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.

This program is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library, a patron-supported non-profit organization.

* This performance was originally scheduled for March 6.