Wednesday, Aug 30 (1 pm) & Saturday, Sept 2 (4 pm), Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive in Dartmouth Plaza (behind the Lewes Wawa).
Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a king, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.
Jonathan Munby directs Ian McKellen in this nuanced and powerful contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play. [2023, UK, 227 min]
National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project that presents the best of British theatre live from the London stage on film to cinemas across the UK and around the world.
For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, visit the Rehoboth Beach Film Society website at www.rehobothfilm.com , or call 302-645-9095.