Archived: King Lear

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Directed by Dr. Jan Powell
March 31 – April 23, 2016
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts at the Leslie Cheek Theater
 – 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220
Special student matinees: April 12th, 13th, 19th & 20th at 10:30am. Contact Pam@QuillTheatre.org for information.

Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.

Starring Joe Inscoe in the title role, this most epic, heart-rending of Shakespeare’s tragedies will rock our return to the VMFA’s Leslie Cheek Theater. Lear, the aging King of Britain, intends to divide his kingdom among his daughters and live out his remaining years untroubled. His attempt to force their public declarations of love goes disastrously awry and leads to the devastation of his kingdom, his family, and himself. Loyalty crumbles in this fretful world, sanity is fleeting, and primal emotion dominates. All that can be trusted is…nothing.

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Ticket Prices & Calendar

All seating is General Admission

Preview, Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 7pm: All tickets $20 (VMFA Members $15)

Opening Night: April 1st, 2016 at 8pm

Adults: $35   Seniors (65+): $30   VMFA Members: $25   Students: $20   RVATA: $20
Groups (10+): $25

To purchase tickets over the phone, please contact:
VMFA Visitor Services at (804) 340-1405

For group sales, please contact:
Kathy Parrish at Kathy.Parrish@vmfa.museum

For information on student matinees, please contact:
Pam Webb at Pam@QuillTheatre.org or (804) 340-0115

Quill Theatre Season Subscribers, please contact:
Pam Webb at Pam@QuillTheatre.org or (804) 340-0115


200 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA, 23220

Enjoy lunch or dinner at the VMFA before the show!

Amuse with viewAmuse Restaurant
Sat –Weds: 11:30am to 4:30pm
Thurs – Fri: 11:30am to 8:30pm

On Thursday and Friday evenings, Amuse will offer a three course seasonal, prix fixe menu at $32 per person from 5-6pm. There will be several choices within each course. Reservations suggested: (804) 340-1580.

Best Cafe at night

Best Café
Sat –Weds: 10am to 4:30pm
Thurs – Fri: 10am to 8:30pm

This spacious, light-filled café offers more casual fare. Join us on Thursdays from 6-9pm for Dominion Jazz Café. Arrive by 5pm to ensure a seat.


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