Directed by

Dan Beaulieu

Produced by

Seven Stages Shakespeare Company

November 2016

Millspace: Center for Art, History & Culture, Newmarket, NH


"LEAR is exquisitely crafted theatre which tackles daunting subjects.  It promises no solutions, but it does, in its own way, get you closer to answering some of the big questions with which we humans grapple. It's a production of unparalleled bravery" ~Michael J. Curtiss, Caught in the Act

"Beaulieu has an expressive, inventive and demanding vision for the piece and has gathered the talent to see it through." ~Jeanne McCartin, EDGE Magazine

“If you've seen any version of KING LEAR- anywhere, by any other company- you need to see Seven Stages Shakespeare Company's interpretation, so that it can take you out of what's been done and bring you to a place where you can experience this venerable play on a level never before experienced.  If you've never seen the play, then you need to see this one to help set the bar for what's possible.” ~Michael J. Curtiss, Caught in the Act

"'Lear' has it all: effective, imaginative direction; wonderful visuals and sound, and deft performances. It's a beautiful work of art." ~Jeanne McCartin, EDGE Magazine


Our Father, who arte in Heaven

Hallowwed be thy name. Thy kingdome come

Thy Will be donne, on Earth as it is in Heaven.

Give vs this day ovr Daily Bread

And Forgive vs our trespasses

As we Forgive those who trespass against vs

Lead vs not into temptation

Bvt deliver vs from Evil.


Alzheimer’s Request:

Do not ask me to remember,

don’t try to make me understand.

Let me rest and know you’re with me,

Kiss my cheek and hold my hand.


I’m confused beyond your concept,

I’m sad and sick and lost.

All I know is that I need you,

to be with me at all cost.


Do not lose your patience with me,

do not scold or curse or cry.

I can’t help the way I’m acting,

I can’t be different though I try.


Just remember that I need you,

that the best of me is gone.

Please don’t fail to stand beside me,

love me ’til my life is gone.