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King Lear ()

Produced by

Watershed Shakespeare Festival Collective

Playwright: William Shakespeare
Director: Rod Carley


Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace


November 26th, 2015


November 26th, 2015 – December 6th, 2015


William Shakespeare’s KING LEAR is often regarded as Shakespeare’s greatest work, the masterpiece among masterpieces. It is a domestic tragedy examining the breakdown of family relationships on a huge canvas, yet drawn with a very intimate brush.

The chaos in KING LEAR is the result of the inevitable dynamics that can emerge in any family situation. Lear is not only a king, he is a family patriarch whose plans to divvy up his kingdom among his daughters backfires, causing a civil war that gets played out as a large scale family crisis. (


Tim Nicholson Earl of Kent
Charlie Thomlinson Earl of Gloucester
Joshua Bainbridge Edmund, Bastard son to Gloucester
David Fox King Lear
Maureen Cassidy Goneril, Lear's Eldest Daughter
Zachary Smithers Duke of Albany, Husband to Goneril
Jennifer Ritchie Regan, Lear's Middle Daughter
Jeff Miller Duke of Cornwall, Husband to Regan
Kelsey Ruhl Cordelia, Lear's Youngest Daughter
Brian Nettlefold First Knight to Lear / Old Man, Tenant farmer to Gloucester
Jesse Beam Lear's Knight / Beggar / Gloucester's Servant / French Officer / Herald
David Johnson Lear's Knight / Beggar / British Officer
Paul Tessier Lear's Knight / Cornwall's Servant / French Doctor / British Officer
Hume Baugh Lear's Fool

Creative Team

William Shakespeare Playwright
Rod Carley Director
Frank Vona Set Designer
Peggy Haskins Costume Designer
Rod Carley Costume Designer
John Batchelor Lighting Designer
Jim Harney Composer
Brian Nettlefold Sound Designer
Joshua Bainbridge Fight Director
Anthony Leclair Fight Director


Jennifer Carroll Stage Manager
Maxx Giffen Assistant Stage Manager
Zizi Indra Production Assistant
Bill Whalley Set Construction
Peggy Haskins Costume Construction
Frank Vona Scenic Painter
Hallie Streith Scenic Painter
Paul Smylie Scenic Painter
Calvin Whalley Assistant Set Construction
Steve Borushynski Assistant Set Construction
David Fisher Lighting Technician
Zizi Indra Sound Technician
Ayla Morland Historical Researcher
Nancy Thompson Poster Design / Programme
Brian Haskins Production Stills
Anthony Leclair Production Stills


David Fisher Venue Technician