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King Lear

William Shakespeare

Theatre for a New Audience, New York

14th March - 4th May 2014



King Lear

Michael Pennington

Regan

Bianca Amato

France

Terry Doe

Oswald

Mark H Dold

Cordelia

Lilly Englert


Edgar

Jacob Fishel

Fool

Jake Horowitz

Old Man & Doctor

Robert Langdon Lloyd

Gloucester

Christopher McCann

Cornwall

Saxon Palmer

Goneril

Rachel Pickup

Burgundy

Jon Stewart Jnr

Kent

Timothy D Stickner

Edmund

Chandler Williams

Albany

Graham Winton

Ensemble

Benjamin Cole, Jason Gray, Jonathan Hooks,

Patrick McAndrew, Ryan McCarthy, Ian Temple & Ariel Zuckerman

Director

Arin Arbus

Click the following links to watch a couple of videos with Michael talking about this production of King Lear:

http://bkindiemedia.bricartsmedia.org/bk-live-22514-theatre-for-a-new-audiences-king-lear-segment/


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8y-1eG985c


Click on the following link to watch an extended interview:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=VulUzHoDCDQ


During the run of King Lear Michael had a discussion with Ian McKellen about acting, Shakespeare and King Lear. Click on the following link to watch it:

http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/STAGE-TUBE-Ian-McKellen-and-Michael-Pennington-Talk-TFANAs-KING-LEAR-Shakespeare-and-More-20140522#.U38ejflP6RM


Click here for rehearsal photos

Broadway.com, 10th February 2014

He’s a Guide to Fellow Shakespeareans, Wall Street Journal, 19th March 2014

Click here for production photos

Click here to read a full exploration of King Lear from the TFANA web site - page 23 for an interview with Michael

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Reviews

… brings a feisty and beleaguered gravitas to the title character.

- Time Out, New York



Michael Pennington’s delicate portrait…

…Mr Pennington punctuates the expected blasts of rage with a quieter, introspective insight that is even more devastating.

- The New York Times


…seems to grow to twice his height at times…

…uncanny depth of connection with his fellow actors..

…brings an Everydad quality - and that’s an asset in this story  of daughters  and sons versus fathers.

-NY Daily News


…wonderfully subtle as the maddened monarch…

-New Jersey Newsroom


Michael Pennington will break your heart. That’s his job, and he does it magnificently.

…commands the bare brown stage… a masterful portrayal

…famous Shakespeare verses you’re waiting to hear - and Pennington makes them searing.

-Brooklyn Daily Eagle



As the addled monarch in King Lear, Michael Pennington wears a fur-collared coat that’s rich in texture and plummy in tone - just like his voice.

-NY Daily News


Britain’s Michael Pennington hits all the marks as Lear…

-New York Post