Theater news from the college

Grinnell College will show William Shakespeare’s’ masterpiece, “King Lear,” on Sunday, March 3, as part of Britain’s National Theatre Live encore productions.

Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, “King Lear” sees two aging fathers – one a king, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.

This production contains nudity and mature content considered inappropriate for young audiences.

3 p.m. Sunday, March 3

Harris Center Cinema, 1114 10th Ave., Grinnell

The final National Theatre encore production of the spring semester will be “I’m Not Running” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 14.

Admission to each production, payable at the door, is $15 for adults and $10 for children. Admission is free to Grinnell College students, faculty and staff.

Grinnell College welcomes the participation of people with disabilities. Information about parking and accessibility is available on the college’s website: Accommodation requests may be made to Conference Operations at 641-269-3235

Minors under age 18 need to be accompanied by an adult. Grinnell College is not responsible for supervision of minors on campus.