Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, Ian McKellen is King Lear in Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving, and shocking play. King Lear sees two aging fathers—one a King, one his courtier—reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends. Johnathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling. The Clark broadcasts a recording of this production, filmed live from London. Tickets $18 ($16 members, $14 students, $5 children 15 and under). Advance registration required; capacity is limited. No refunds.