19:45, Tue 3rd – Sat 7th March 2020 at ADC Theatre
Lent Week 7
The very essence of family is called into question when fortunes are on the line.
Aging patriarch and CEO Lear divides his thriving business empire among his three daughters. Requiring only their professions of love as evidence of their proficiency, Cordelia fails the test and is ruthlessly disinherited, leaving Regan and Goneril to their own devices. In turn, the two sisters are forced to reckon with their father's inability to relinquish control, as they struggle against his ever-tightening grip. Meanwhile, Edmund, the illegitimate son of Gloucester, Lear’s business partner, chases what he believes to be his rightful inheritance. Deceiving his half-brother Edgar, and driving his father to the brink of madness, he seeks to right what nature has wronged.
When the two feuding families clash, and everyone's interests - and fortunes - are at stake, allegiances are broken and familial bonds betrayed.