WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A ruler obsessed with loyalty and personal devotion.
Shakespeare wrote King Lear in the early 1600s. However, some will find themes that sound familiar in 2018.
"Well, I think it was what he was doing, at the time he was writing for a modern audience," he said.
King Lear starts its run Thurs., March 8 at McEachern's Warehouse in Wilmington.
"It's a play about an aging king who right at the beginning makes a massive mistake to divide his kingdom between his daughters and basically everything goes wrong from there," the director explained.
Rocha Allen encouraged those who are new to Shakespeare to attend a performance.
"It is a chance for people to see Shakespeare presented in its original setting with a modern feel in terms of what the actors bring to the language," he said.
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