Saratoga Shakespeare Company Presents "The Tempest" And "King Lear"

Jul 15, 2019

This summer, Saratoga Shakespeare Company celebrates its 19th season with two of Shakespeare’s greatest works in two different venues: "King Lear" in Historic Congress Park and "The Tempest" on the grounds of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

Both productions deal with themes of stormy family relationships, human frailty, revenge, and redemption.

Building on last year’s successful collaboration, Saratoga Shakespeare begins the season joining forces with SPAC and Radial Arts to present Poetry in the Pines, bringing a new, innovative and music-filled production of "The Tempest" on the SPAC grounds. Performances will take place at the Reflecting Pool on Friday, July 19 at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. and on Saturday, July 20 at 11 a.m.

"King Lear" opens the following week with performances on Tuesday, July 23 through Saturday, July 27 and Tuesday, July 30 through Saturday, August 3. All performances will be at 6 p.m. in Congress Park, Saratoga Springs, on the Alfred Z. Solomon Stage.

We we welcome Saratoga Shakespeare Company Artistic Director Lary Opitz (who is playing King Lear); and production Directors Marcus Dean Fuller ("The Tempest") and Wesley Broulik ("King Lear").