Descend into madness with King Lear, coming to EPAC on March 16, 2017!

March 16 - 25

The Tragedy of King Lear is one of William Shakespeare's most famous plays. Join EPAC's talented actors in a night filled with betrayal, subterfuge, and redemption. Travel the harrowing heath of England and survive the treacherous storm to find out what will become of King Lear, his three beautiful daughters, and his kingdom.

Review: EPAC's 'King Lear' is a triumph

Jane Holahan, Lancaster Online
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The Ephrata Performing Arts Center returns to the works of Shakespeare with King Lear. It depicts the gradual descent into madness of the title character, after he disposes of his kingdom giving bequests to two of his three daughters based on their flattery of him, bringing tragic consequences for all. Derived from the legend of Leir of Britain, a mythological pre-Roman Celtic king, the play has been widely adapted for the stage and motion pictures, with the title role coveted by many of the world's most accomplished actors. Considered by many to be Shakespeare’s greatest play, if not the greatest play ever written, Lear has fascinated theater- goers for centuries, and it captures the fundamental human experience shared by us all. Join EPAC as we take a heartbreaking but also humorous look at parents, the children they love, and the legacy we all hope to leave.

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Is love really blind? Can true justice prevail? Are we all just “flies to wanton boys” in this world? Let EPAC take you into Shakespeare’s view of the human experience. You won’t regret your decision, although King Lear surely will!

BWW Review: Edward Fernandez as KING LEAR at EPAC

Marakay Rogers,
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EPAC would like to thank our wonderful sponsors who made this show possible.

EPAC's 2017 season sponsor is 12:34 MicroTechnologies.

EPAC's 2017 season sponsor is Commonwealth Charter Academy -- CCA.

EPAC's 2017 season media sponsor is Blue Ridge Communications.


Creative Team

Director - Alan Gomberg
Assistant Director - Zach Smith
Artistic Mentor - Ed Fernandez
Stage Manager - Jamie Latshaw
Set Designer - Mike Rhoads
Costumes - Kate Willman
Props - Keith Eyrich
Lighting Designer - Mike Wiltraut
Sound Designer/Operator - Albert Garcia, Jr.


King Lear - Ed Fernandez
Goneril - Kristie Ohlinger
Regan - Megan Riggs
Cordelia - Bailey Wilson
Fool - Gene Ellis
Gloucester - John Kleimo
Kent - Brian Martin
Edgar - Sean Deffley
Edmund - Preston Schreffler
Albany - John Rohrkemper
Cornwall - Bob Checchia
Oswald - Rogan Motter
King of France - Seth Antes
Burgundy - Jeff Fisher
Attendant - Oliver Arthur
Ensemble - Josh Dorsheimer
Ensemble - Cody Page
Ensemble - Bobby Checchia
Ensemble - Jeremy Ebert

King Lear is sponsored by:

Season Sponsor

12:34 MicroTechnologies

Season Sponsor

Commonwealth Charter Academy -- CCA

Season Media Sponsor

Blue Ridge Communications



More Information


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Address (Physical)
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Ephrata, PA 17522

Address (Mailing)
PO Box 173
Ephrata, PA 17522
2018 Season Sponsor
12:34 MicroTechnologies
2018 Season Sponsor
Commonwealth Charter Academy -- CCA
2018 Season Media Sponsor
Blue Ridge Communications

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