STC’s acclaimed and thrice-extended King Lear, directed by Simon Godwin and featuring Patrick Page in the title role, is now streaming on demand through April 16, 2023.
Caught in a carousel of memory, the head of a dysfunctional royal family grapples with power-hungry children and the threat of losing the empire he created. Real and imagined worlds coalesce, creating a political and personal horror that threatens to swallow the mind of the monarch. The incomparable Patrick Page (Hadestown, The Gilded Age) returns to STC as the once-revered king caught in an emotional hurricane ravaging his home, head, and heart.
Streaming tickets are $40. Only one ticket is required.
During check out, you will have an opportunity to make a donation to the theatre. We encourage you to consider the number of people watching with you and the value of this experience when you place your order. Any donations to the theatre are welcome and appreciated.
Once purchased, the King Lear digital stream is available to watch through your patron account on STC’s website. The stream must be viewed by 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, April 16, 2023. Check out our FAQs for more information and answers to many common questions about this streaming event.
Want to learn more about the production? Check out the links below:
Production Photos by DJ Corey Photography.
This streaming option was made possible through a streaming arrangement with the Actors’ Equity Association, the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, and the United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829, of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees.
Director: Simon Godwin
Choreographer: Jonathan Goddard
Scenic Designer: Daniel Soule
Costume Designer: Emily Rebholz
Lighting Designer: Jeanette Yew
Sound Designer: Christopher Shutt
Projection Designer: Aaron Rhyne
Composer: Michael Bruce
Fight Choreographer: Robb Hunter
Wig & Makeup Designer: Tommy Kurzman
Intimacy Consultant: Sierra Young
Voice and Text Coach: Lisa Beley
Resident Dramaturg: Dr. Drew Lichtenberg
Resident Casting Director: Danica Rodriguez
Assistant Director: Kate Pitt
Production Stage Manager: Joseph Smelser*
Assistant Stage Manager: Samantha Wilhelm*
For Film Support:
Patrick Michael McMurphy Memorial Foundation
Kathy & Fernando Rondon
For Production Support:
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP: Eleanor Pelta and Yesim Usluca
Terry Brown, Schneider’s Liquor
Jill Green, Props Supervisor, Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Rebecca Harris, Catoctin Creek Distillers
Debbie Stevens, A Smith Bowman Distillers
Stephen and Toni Allis
Michael Bahar and Hannah Yelland
Jeff Bauman and Linda Fienberg
John and Meg Hauge
Dr. Mark Epstein and Amoretta Hoeber
Jacqueline B. Mars
Stephen and Lisa Ryan
Mark Tushnet and Elizabeth Alexander
Alan M. and Nathalie P. Voorhees Fund
I purchased a ticket. How do I watch King Lear?
Step One: Click here to log into your account on STC’s website using the email address and password you used at the time of purchase.
Step Two: Click My Digital Content on the left side of the page. This is where you will find a list of streaming events for which you have tickets. (Click “My Account” first if you don’t see the My Digital Content link).
Step Three: Click the View Content button for King Lear.
Step Four: Ensure your speakers are on and enjoy the show!
Need something else? Read more tips for digital viewing below.