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24th Street Theatre presents Canada’s touring production of “Nearly Lear"
Susanna Hamnett’s mischievous adaption of Shakespeare’s tragedy is accessible and fun, yet serves the spirit, language and emotional core of the play.
Created by Hamnett with director Edith Tankus, Nearly Lear braves the most savage storm in English literature with breathtaking hilarity and heartache, honoring Shakespeare’
“This production is the ‘poster child’ for what we’re trying to do here at 24th STreet Theatre,” explains executive director Jay McAdams. “It’s in-your-face, gritty, you’ll laugh and you’ll cry theater that will be appreciated as much by kids as by their parents. In fact, it’s so hip and cool that adults without kids won’t want to miss it either.”
Nearly Lear opens on Friday, October 19 and runs through October 21. Tickets are $12-$15. 24th STreet Theatre is located at 1117 West 24th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007-1725. For reservations and information, call (213) 745-6516; www.24thstreet.org;