In this timeless and unrelentingly dark tragedy we watch as the title character gradually descends into madness after foolishly dividing his kingdom between two of his three daughters based on their flattery. We are thrown into the harsh world in which these characters live and quickly realize that no one is safe from the nature of life. We make mistakes. We are prideful. We fear. We love. We hurt. We age. We lose ourselves. We rebuild. It is through these challenges, decisions and follies that make the characters of King Lear so human, so relatably watchable, that we can't turn away; even when we want to.
Mortar & Pestle Productions is a non-profit theatre company founded in 2015 by long time performer and lifetime Beaches resident, Melissa Beveridge. Comprised of a small board of directors and with undying support from Gerrard Art Space, Mortar & Pestle Productions is dedicated to challenging ourselves through thought provoking works while sharing our love of theatre and the arts with Toronto's East End community and beyond.
King Lear Performance Dates
Gerrard Art Space, 1475 Gerrard St. E.
Tuesday, October 25th - Friday, October 28th at 8:00 pm
Saturday, October 29th at 5:00 pm
Tickets are just $15.00 at the door