Two Decades and Counting
For the 20th year, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company brings its Free Shakespeare on the Common production to the heart of America’s oldest public park, Boston Common. Setting up near the Parkman Bandstand from July 22–August 9, CSC’s stage features, for the first time in its history, the Bard’s timeless tragedy King Lear. Described as “one of Shakespeare’s monumental plays” by CSC artistic director Steven Maler, King Lear tells the story of an aging monarch who, anticipating the end of his reign due to declining mental and physical health, attempts to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, with disastrous results for everyone involved. Lauded local actor Will Lyman takes on the titanic title role.
Photo: Ryan Maxwell