Mother Lear

Adapted from William Shakespeare’s King Lear Created and Performed by Ava Roy and Courtney Walsh 


Sundays, 1PM: September 15, 22 & 29
Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 7PM: September 17, 18, 24, & 25, October 1 & 2

Our award-winning production continues to deeply move and uplift audiences at every new stop. We’re thrilled to share Mother Lear at Cal Shakes!

This tight 50 minutes of fiercely original theatre is created and performed by Courtney Walsh and We Players’ Artistic Director, Ava Roy. A poignant production about an irascible middle-aged scholar with dementia who communicates with her caretaker daughter using only the text of King Lear as the two struggle with aging, love and their own balance of power. The performance is our Act One and a facilitated discussion with the audience follows as Act Two.

Tiered Ticketing for equitable access:

It’s important to us that anyone, regardless of their income, is able to witness our work – please choose the ticket price that best fits your means. A limited number of tickets are available at each price point.

  • Standard ticket price- $40
  • Subsidized ticket price for those in greatest financial need- $20
  • Support our subsidized ticket level. Your ticket price at this level ensures that others in greater financial need may still experience this special event- $60


More at the We Players website

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