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King Lear

Thursday, November 8 through Tuesday, November 27

Film Suburbs & Beyond

As he divides his empire, the aging King Lear engages his three daughters in a disastrous contest of flattery that ends with the banishment of his only honest child. The act unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends. Having remarked that it will likely be his “last big Shakespeare part," Ian McKellen assumes the title role in Jonathan Munby's contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s ultimate tragedy.

Performed at the Duke of York’s Theatre in London for National Theatre Live

Written by William Shakespeare – 3 hrs 20 min
d. Jonathan Munby  
Starring Ian McKellen, Anita-Joy Uwajeh, Kristy Bushell, Claire Price, Luke Thompson
General Admission: $20, BMFI Members: $18, Students with ID: $10

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Venue Information

Bryn Mawr Film Institute
824 W. Lancaster Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
610.527.9898 phone

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Student Works 2015 at Wayne Art Center, an exhibition of artworks open to all adult students enrolled in the 2014/2015 academic year.