King Lear

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Edward Stern

October 10 - November 09 , 2001

2001-2002 Mainstage Season

The Story

Shakespeare’s sublime poetry infuses this towering tragedy, a tale of madness, tyranny, loyalty and love. The division of a kingdom and the banishment of a daughter sets in motion a plot of treachery and murder.

Creative & Production Staff

Composer/Music by: Douglas Lowry
Fight Choreographer: Drew Fracher
Scenic Designer: Karen TenEyck
Costume Designer: Susan Tsu
Lighting Designer: Thomas C. Hase
Stage Manager: T.R. Martin
Assistant Stage Manager: Tony Dearing
Casting: Rich Cole


Christopher McHale (Earl of Kent)
Philip Pleasants (Earl of Gloucester)
Conan McCarty (Edmund)
Joneal Joplin (King Lear)
Pamela Nyberg (Goneril)
Rachel Botchan (Cordelia)
Robin Mosely (Regan)
Bruce Cromer (Duke of Albany)
John Rensenhouse (Duke of Cornwall)
Steve Cirbus (Duke of Burgandy/Soldier/Attendant)
Phillip Christian (King of France/Soldier/Attendant)
Michael Milligan (Edgar)
Todd Cerveris (Oswald)
Dale Hodges (Fool)

Attendants and Soldiers: Alex Aschinger, Matthew Carney, William Clifton, Joshua DesRoches, Christopher Ham, Michael Ketcher, Jesse Lawder, Joel Lewis, Peter Meysenburg, Michael Monsey

Servants: Meghan Carroll, Hannah Wolfe

Additional Credits

Movement Coach: Denise Gabriel
Dialect/Text Consultant: Philip Thompson

Sponsorship & Support

Major Sponsor: GenAmerica Financial Corp.

Production Notes

King Lear was a co-production with the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.