Benefit sneak peek at ‘King Lear’ slated Thursday in Port Townsend

Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — A benefit preview of Shakespeare’s “King Lear” is slated for Thursday at the Key City Playhouse, 419 Washington St.

Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. performance are $15, with proceeds to benefit Port Townsend’s Rhododendron Festival, set for May 12-17.

“Lear,” with Lawrason Driscoll in the title role, is the story of a king, his three daughters and the struggles of hubris, frailty, loyalty and love.

Key City Public Theatre is presenting the epic drama at the playhouse at 7:30 p.m. each Thursday, Friday and Saturday through May 10, plus
2:30 p.m. matinees Sundays through May 4.

Once the show opens Friday, tickets will range from $20 to $24, or $10 for students.

Pay-what-you-wish performances, however, will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Thursday,
April 24.

For information and reservations, phone the Key City box office at 360-385-5278 or visit

Last modified: April 14. 2014 6:07PM
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