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Royal Treatment: King Lear Review, Amanda Reed, Pittsburgh Current

By June 20, 2019Uncategorized

In his director’s notes, King Lear director Risher Reddick writes, “If Lear is not a king, who is he? If Pittsburgh is not a steel town, what is it?”

Quantum Theatre explores both Pittsburgh’s and Lear’s identity in its latest production, which is staged at the Carrie Blast Furnace in Swissvale. Here, Carrie, as it’s affectionately known, becomes another character in Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy, with sounds of whistles and steam mingling with the Bard’s script.

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