Almost three years in the making Barefoot Shakespeare is proud to present
Directed by Joe Raik

Summit Rock
June 2022

California, 1879. The Frontier lies open with the promise of power, wealth, and glory… for some. For others there is only defeat and ruin. Written in the midst of a deadly plague, Lear is a tragedy about family, loyalty, and the choices people make to break free from their restraints. No ghosts, no angry gods, no magic, and no witches. Only the unforgiving skies, the cruelty of the ordinary world, and the human heart’s capacity for love and hate, darkness and light. Presented in two parts to be performed in repertory, free of charge, at Summit Rock, Central Park. 

Friday, June 3 6pm – Part I

Saturday, June 4 3pm – Part I
Saturday, June 4 6pm – Part II

Thursday, June 9 6pm – Part I

Friday, June 10 6pm – Part II

Saturday, June 11 3pm – Part I
Saturday, June 11 6pm – Part II

*PART 1 TRIGGER WARNING: Please note that this play explores violence among family, cruelty, and forced destitution. 

*PART 2 TIGGER WARNING: Please note that this play explores violence among family, torture, cruelty, suicide, and forced destitution. 

Featuring: Nazlah Black, Andrew Dunn, Emily Gallagher, Jermaine Legree Jr., Percy Mitchell,
Amy Pan, Anuj Parikh, Jerry Raik, Regina Russell, Anna Stacy, Rachel Weekley, Abby Wilde

Director: Joe Raik
Stage Manager: Rebecca Batson
Co-Fight Director / Resident Fight Director: Rob Aronowitz
Co-Fight Director: Leana Gardella
Intimacy Director: Leana Gardella
Costume Coordinator: Stephanie Juergens
Director of Diversity and Inclusion: Regina Renee Russell

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Artwork (c) Anna Stacy