September 27, 2018
11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
The Grand, Ellsworth
Nick Turner, Executive Director at the Grand, will give a one-hour presentation and curated discussion about "King Lear" leading up to the live broadcast from London of National Theatre's amazing production or King Lear starring Ian McKellan.
Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two aging fathers - one a King, one his courtier - reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.
The discussion will take place at the Grand Theater in Ellsworth at 11:00 a.m. There will be time for lunch at one of the restaurants downtown, followed by the Live Broadcast at 2:00 p.m.
There is no cost for the discussion. Tickets for the Live Broadcast are $15 for adults and seniors, $12 for Grand members, and can be purchased at the door.
Please call or email Acadia Senior College to make a reservation for the presentation at 11:00 a.m. Reservations are not required for the Live Broadcast.