IU South Bend brings King Lear to the stage

learThe IU South Bend Theatre and Dance Company opens its season with King Lear. Get lost in a tale of human nature in this well-known tragedy by William Shakespeare.

Performances will be held at 7:30 pm on Thursday, October 17, through Saturday, October 19, and at 2 pm on Sunday, October 20, in the Northside Hall Campus Auditorium.

Experience the tale of King Lear and his three daughters as they struggle with greed, dishonesty, and insanity. This tragic tale centers on King Lear as he is ready to turn his realm over to his three daughters. His plan is simple: Give the biggest piece to the daughter who loves him most. But honeyed words and hubris blind Lear to the true motives of those around him, plunging king and
kingdom into a hell of treachery, madness, and unspeakable acts.

The performance is being co-directed by Associate Dean for Academics J. Randall Colborn and Assistant Professor of Theatre Justin Amellio.

This season the IU South Bend Theatre and Dance Company presents four plays by or inspired by William Shakespeare as part of the campus theme “Much Ado About Will: 450 Years of Shakespeare, and Counting.” In addition to King Lear, the season includes a parody The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), a children’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and the Broadway musical Kiss Me Kate, based off of The Taming of the Shrew.

Tickets for King Lear are available for $5-$9 and free to students and children. For more information and to order tickets visit or call the arts box office at 574.520.4203.

King Lear
7:30 pm October 17-19 2 pm October 20
Campus Auditorium, Northside Hall
1825 Northside Boulevard, South Bend, IN 46615
Tickets $5-$9 | Free to students/children
574.520.4203 |