Who is it that can tell me who I am?
King Lear ACT i.4
The future of a nation is threatened by an old King who refuses to change with the times. Traitors and opportunists twist his environment until all he has left is himself, only then does he realize he has passed the point of no return.
Directed by PJ Escobio.
Through the lens of the Dark Ages, Shakespeare Frankfurt’s production of King Lear seeks to discover what it takes to achieve genuine change – ideological, social, and even emotional transformation – while navigating a ruthless world of deceit and desire. Using the lush environment of the Botanischer Garten Frankfurt, we will transport you, to a world of sin, violence, deception, and ruthlessness. Along the way, you will discover how the wholesomeness and devotion of a few can change the doomed destiny of a kingdom into one of hope. Wear your best walking shoes and prepare for a summer evening of Promenade Theatre.
Due to Covid restrictions, the audience will be limited to 30 guests per show. Please familiarize yourself with our safety procedures here and read our FAQ. Please arrive 30 minutes (no later than 15 minutes) before the show starts.
PREMIERE June 23rd at 7:00 PM
June 24th at 7:00 PM
June 25th at 7:00 PM
June 26th at 7:00 PM
June 27th at 4:00 PM
June 30th at 7:00 PM
July 1st at 7:00 PM
July 3rd at 7:00 PM
July 4th at 4:00 PM
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The Botanical garden frankfurt
King Lear will be performed outdoors in the Botanical Garden Frankfurt. The address and directions to the garden can be found on the map below.
Year after year, we have the pleasure of collaborating with the gardeners of the Botanical Garden Frankfurt to bring William Shakespeare’s plays to life in their gorgeous environment. We are deeply appreciative of the administrative teams of both the Botanical Garden and the Palmengarten Frankfurt for their ongoing support – and we are grateful to the wonderful gardeners who help so much behind the scenes. Thank you all for being an essential part of the experience!
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