• Sun, October 01, 2023
  • 11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Alumni and Development
  • Stratford Festival
  • $148
  • Alumni & Development

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King Lear at the Stratford Festival

Sunday, October 1, 2023
Festival Theatre
11:30 am - Lunch
2:00 pm - Show

Our popular alumni trip to the Stratford Festival will enjoy King Lear this year in premium A section seating, along with a delicious three-course meal and a talk by King’s own Dr. Paul Werstine '70, renowned for his Shakespearian expertise.

Perhaps Shakespeare's greatest tragedy, King Lear is the story of an aging king, who, in demanding a show of devotion from his three daughters, leaves his kingdom divided, his family destroyed, the faithful banished and the hateful left to wreak inhuman havoc in the realm.

The hottest ticket on this year’s Stratford lineup finds Paul Gross taking on the title role. Internationally known for Due South and Slings and Arrows, Gross has produced, written, directed, and/or starred in a number of other films and series, including the hit films Passchendaele, Men with Brooms, Hyena Road and more recently, Tales of the City.

Tickets: $148/person*

Lunch Menu

Appetizer: Butternut Squash Soup
With Coconut Milk, Sage, Rosemary, Ginger, Pepita

Entrée: Choice of the following:

  • Beer Braised Beef Brisket
    Accompanied by cheddar mashed potato, biscuit, gravy, classic slaw
  • Pan Fried Perch
    Accompanied by quinoa & white bean pilaf, carrot puree, celery slaw
  • Sautéed Gnocchi (Vegetarian)
    Accompanied by spinach, blistered tomato, cremini, pine nut, pesto cream

Dessert: Mille-Feuille
Puff Pastry, Vanilla Pastry Cream, Berry Compote, Icing

*The Alumni Association has sponsored a portion of these event tickets.