National Theater Live Series at the Cinema Art Theater in Lewes presents KING LEAR

September 2nd, 2023 - 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

National Theater Live Series at the Cinema Art Theater in Lewes presents KING LEAR

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society is pleased to present the 2023 National Theatre Live series at the Cinema Art Theater in Lewes. National Theatre Live presents fabulous plays from London’s West End and this season will feature plays filmed during a live Theatre audience and optimized for the cinema screen -- our Main Theater (seats 104). The series plays on Wednesday’s (1 pm matinee) and Saturday’s (4 pm) with classic plays reincarnated by today’s A-list actors. Upcoming performances will be They will included David Tenant in GOOD, Benedict Cumberbatch in HAMLET and FRANKENSTEIN, Zachary Quinto in BEST OF ENEMIES, screening this week, Ian McKellan in KING LEAR and the fabulous Phoebe Waller-Bridge in FLEA BAG (one showing only).

KING LEAR (William Shakespeare)
Aug 30 (1 pm) & Sept 2 (4 pm)

Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing 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.

Jonathon Munby directs Ian McKellan in this nuanced and powerful contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play. [2023, UK, 227 min]

Admission is $20/members, $25/general audiences, $22 for Seniors and $5 for students (student tickets available at the theater only). Purchase advance tickets online at or at the Cinema Art Theater box office in Lewes.

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