King Lear By William Shakespeare - National Theatre Live
  • May 21, 2014 - 2:00pm
  • May 21, 2014 - 7:00pm

National Theatre Live is the National Theatre of Great Britain's initiative to broadcast live performances from the National's stages to cinemas worldwide. National Theatre Live performances are filmed live in high definition and broadcast via satellite to almost 400 cinemas around the world, live in Europe and some US cities, and time-delayed in countries further afield.

Performances are broadcast in the Modern’s auditorium at 2 and 7 pm. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 817.923.3012 or visit www.amphibianproductions.org.

Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale (Timon of Athens, Collaborators) in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy.

An aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. His favorite, Cordelia, says nothing. Lear’s world descends into chaos.