Runs from Friday April 27 2018 to Sunday May 13 2018

Approximate running time: 2 hours and 46 minutes


Hilberry Theatre
4743 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48201

Performance Notes


About the show

Lear is truly one of Shakespeare’s most intriguing kings. Both a family drama and an epic story of political conquest, King Lear explores issues that affect us all. Ready to split his kingdom among his three daughters, he arranges a contest of adoration, asking each to express their love and devotion to him. When his youngest, Cordelia, says she cannot express her love in words, Lear is outrages and banishes her from the kingdom. His remaining daughters brazenly lie about their love for their father just to get their shares, only to then drive the mad king out of his home. As Lear himself dissolves into madness, so too does his kingdom.

NOTE: There is a $2 per ticket convenience fee included in the online ticket price. There are no refunds. Tickets may be exchanged for a nominal per ticket fee. (Subscribers enjoy no fee exchanges.) To exchange our tickets, please call the Box Office (313-577-2972) at least 48 hours before your original performance.

Group Tickets

Group tickets are available for parties of 10 at a discount. Call 313-577-0852 or email to reserve. You may also submit a booking request online for your convenience.
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