"King Lear": provided photo

“King Lear”: provided photo

The 2015 season of Shakespeare in the Park is coming to a close with the Shakespeare classic, “King Lear.”

Directed by Raphael Parry, executive and artistic director of Shakespeare Dallas, the story begins when King Lear, an aging monarch obscured by the shadows of dementia, chooses to retire and to divide his kingdom between his three daughters. The gift is not freely given as Lear tests each of his daughters for their worthiness. As a result, he loses everything — including his mind — when he disowns his favorite daughter, and finds himself betrayed in return. In a story of love, loss, endurance and reconciliation, King Lear has captured audiences for more than 400 years and is considered one of the deepest artistic explorations of the human condition.

The production opens with performances at the Samuell Grand Amphitheater on Wednesdays-Sundays, Sept. 16-26, and will conclude with performances at Addison Circle Park Wednesdays-Sundays, Oct. 1-11. Performance time for all shows is 8 p.m. Go to the website for ticketing options.

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