Aug 22-Sept 7, 2015

Inferno Theatre in collaboration with Actors Ensemble of Berkeley present FREE in Berkeley's lovely John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre, William Shakespeare’s KING LEAR, adapted and directed by Giulio Cesare Perrone.  An ensemble production which condenses and intensifies this seminal family tragedy with striking visuals, physicality and live music. Gender is fluid with many male roles presented as female.


Adaptor, Director and Designer - Giulio Cesare Perrone

Assistant Direction and Stage Management - Phred Swain-Sugarman

Verse Coach/Dramaturge - Stephan Golux

Technical Direction - Robert Gudmundsson and Jerome Solberg

Graphic design by Vicki Victoria

Makeup Artists: Shoshana Yaswen and Vicki Victoria

Ensemble members: Sohail Alamkhel, Pierson Bishop, Karen Caronna, Jody Christian, Melissa Clason, Paul Davis, Adam Elder, Nic Griffin, Scott Hartman, Karina McLoughlin, David Andres Mejia, Benoît Monin, Michael Needham, Christina Shonkwiler, Tenya Spillman, Vicki Victoria, Susannah Wood


Saturdays and Sundays from August 22nd to September 6th, with a special show on Monday, September 7st (Labor Day).  All shows start at 4 p.m. The amphitheater opens at 3 p.m. for picnicing.                             


John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre, 41 Somerset Place, Berkeley, CA 94707

The first few rows of the amphitheater will be reserved as a courtesy especially for those with limited mobility.  Call 510-788-6415 to reserve one of those spots.  The amphitheater is wheelchair accessible - access is best from Somerset Place, take Southampton from Arlington and continue straight onto Somerset Place.  The amphitheatre consists of a series of stone terraces.  Bring low lawn chairs or pillows/cushions and/or blankets.

QUESTIONS/RESERVATIONS: or call510-788-6415.