Laer's Last Prayer

Laer's Last Prayer

City Lit Theater    7/14/2011 - 7/24/2011 (schedule)

Category:  Drama · World Premiere · Professional

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Constructed as a minimalist retelling of Shakespeare’s King Lear, the piece functions as a collage with lines from King Lear, Twelfth Night, the Book of Job, nursery rhymes, and other found texts to confront the scary question of what happens to our parents after they slip beyond our care. At the same time it examines what old age means with the advent of technology able to sustain the body longer than the mind was designed to endure. In the spirit of Samuel Beckett, 500 Clown Macbeth, Heine Mueller’s Hamletmachine, Baz Luhrman, the cyclical paintings of M.C. Escher, and the ...Read More

Total performances: 8

Nick Lake.... Jack *
Brian Hurst.... Dr. Kent
Elliott Fredland.... Laer
Jamie Bragg.... Jill
*=featured role

Stephen F. Murray ....  Director; Playwright
Cate Anderson ....  Stage Manager
Mary Murray ....  Props Design
Lisa Dover ....  Assistant Director
Sean Ewert ....  Consultant
Melissa Schlesinger ....  Sound Designer
Liz Cooper ....  Lighting Designer
Crystal Jovae Mazur ....  Costume Designer

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