The Shipment and Lear

Young Jean Lee(Theatre Communications)

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Synopsis

In <i>The Shipment</i>, Lee provides a provocative look at African-American identity in our not-yet post-racial society.

The <i>New York Times</i> calls this take on cultural images of black America “a subversive, seriously funny new theatre piece… Ms. Lee wields sharp, offbeat humor to point up the clichés, distortions and absurdities” (Charles Isherwood, <i>New York Times</i>).

<i>LEAR</i> is Lee’s own version of Shakespeare’s tragedy, focusing on the king’s three daughters.

A production in which Lear himself never appears, <i>LEAR</i> is a “wacky blend of ‘To be or not to be,’ Beckett, and Pirandello…full of exhilarating, illuminating moments” (<i>Village Voice</i>).

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