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July 08, 2019

Shakespeare in Clark Park returns with free production of 'King Lear'

The theater company to perform the tragedy about madness and power on five nights this July

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Clark Park J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia/for PhillyVoice

Clark Park

Each summer, Shakespeare in Clark Park presents a free outdoor production.

On five nights this July, the theater company will perform the tragedy "King Lear" for audiences. The play investigates madness, power and humanity.

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In "King Lear," an unhinged king divides his realm among his three daughters, offering the largest share to the one who loves him most. His eldest two follow his request for a show of love, but his other daughter does not, so he disowns her.

The move sets off a series of tragic events and subjects the entire kingdom to upheaval.

For the production, remember to bring a blanket to sit on and you may want to pack a picnic as well. Each evening, from Wednesday, July 24, through Sunday, July 28, the free show will start at 7 p.m.

Shakespeare in Clark Park: "King Lear"

Wednesday, July 24, through Sunday, July 28
7 p.m. | Free
Clark Park
45th Street and Chester Avenue

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