100 Victoria St
Based on Shakespeare’s King Lear, Nine Years Theatre presents a re-imagined reality through the play-within-a-play, Lear Is Dead, as told by the “Fools Association” performance that tells the story of Lear:
The ageing Lear had given his land to his two elder daughters, and disowned the truthful youngest daughter. The retired Lear insisted on retaining a portion of his power. However, his two newly empowered daughters began to find their increasingly senile father intolerable. Finally, Lear was driven out of the house and into the night storm, to wander like a madman on a heath.
When power is gained, wisdom is lost. When history is learnt, the present becomes clear. Why should the jesters replay their national memory, and how will the citizens move on without Lear?
Performed in Mandarin, with English and Mandarin surtitles (includes closed captions for the deaf and hard-of-hearing).
Tickets: $38, $48, $58 (excludes SISTIC fees)