Actors From the London Stage Present Shakespeare's King Lear

September 14, 2009

Actors From the London Stage will present King Lear at Wellesley College Sept. 24-26.

WELLESLEY, Mass. – Betrayal, madness and reconciliation will all come to Wellesley College as the Actors From the London Stage present William Shakespeare’s tragedy King Lear, opening Thursday, Sept. 24.

Actors Caroline Devlin, Rina Mahoney, Richard Neale, Dale Rapley and Terence Wilton will each play a number of roles in the performance. With simple and evocative settings, the actors work collaboratively with their audiences to bring the dramatic language beautifully and compellingly alive.

Performances are September 24, 25 and 26 at 7 pm in Houghton Memorial Chapel at Wellesley College and are free and open to the public. Reservations are not needed.

The group will remain at Wellesley for a weeklong residency, Sept. 22-25. In addition to performing, they will teach workshops for Wellesley theatre studies students during the week.

Actors from the London Stage, one of the oldest touring Shakespeare companies in the world, has made stops at Wellesley several times in previous years. Past productions at Wellesley have included The Winter’s Tale, The Tempest, All’s Well that Ends Well and Hamlet. When not on tour, the group is based in England.

Free parking is available in the Founders lot near the Houghton Memorial Chapel. Wheelchair accessible.  For disability services contact Jim Wice at 781-283-2434 or Maps and directions are available at For more information, call 781-283-2000.

Since 1875, Wellesley College has been a leader in providing an excellent liberal arts education for women who will make a difference in the world. Its 500-acre campus near Boston is home to 2,300 undergraduate students from all 50 states and 68 countries.