There are a lot of levels to “King Lear,” but certainly one
of the more prominent is the tragedy of a parent losing his
That theme comes to the fore in “Mother Lear,” We Players’
heartbreaking two-woman “King Lear” remix about a
dementia-plagued Shakespeare scholar and her exhausted caretaker
daughter who can only get her mother to communicate with her when
they both quote passages of that particular tragedy.
Created and performed by Courtney Walsh and founding artistic
director Ava Roy, the play was originally performed in various
parks, residences and community centers in 2017.
Now the East Bay’s Ubuntu Theater Project presents a revival
of “Mother Lear” playing through March 16 at Berkeley’s 4th
St. Theater. Afterward We Players will perform it a couple more
times at Point San Pablo Yacht Harbor in Richmond on March 23 and
at Mission Hospice in San Mateo on March 30.
Details: Through March 16; 4th St. Theater,
2020 4th St., Berkeley; $20-$40; www.weplayers.org
Source: FS – All – Interesting – News 2
Heartbreaking two-woman ‘Lear’ revived in Berkeley