‘Lear’ at Guild Hall

Events at Guild Hall

    Guild Hall will present an encore screening of the National Theatre Live’s new production of Shakespeare’s “King Lear” on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The London production, which will be captured on film at its opening today, is directed by Sam Mendes, Academy Award-winning director of “American Beauty,” and stars Simon Russell Beale, England’s “greatest stage actor,” according to Charles Spencer of The Telegraph, in the title role.

    Tickets are $18, $16 for members, and free student rush tickets are available.

    A free staged reading of Beth Henley’s play “Crimes of the Heart” will be presented in the John Drew Theater Lab series on Tuesday evening at 7:30. The story of three eccentric sisters, a husband who has been shot, and a lawyer with a vendetta, the reading will be directed by Jessica Mortellaro and co-directed by Megan Minutillo. Sawyer Avery, Stacie Bono, Ruth Christianson, Chloe Dirksen, Rob Disario, Joanna Howard, and Ms. Mortellaro are the cast members.