Larry Carpenter
King Lear
King Lear
Kansas City Repertory Theatre
Peter Altman, Producing Artistic Director
"In Shakespeare's tragedies, hard-nosed reality always trumps illusion. These ideas are crystal-clear in the KC Repertory Theatre production of Lear. A fine Shakespearean actor, Denis Arndt, inhabits the role of the mad king, and director Larry Carpenter surrounds him with estimable actors."
Kansas City Star
"While Carpenter has shortened the play, he also seems to have lifted a veil that might have gone unnoticed except by those who have seen other productions. Carpenter didn't modernize the script, either. Once you get in sync with Shakespeare's rhythmic languages, you realize just how much it still affects us today."
KC Magazine