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Nearly Lear with Susanna Hamnet

Nearly Lear - CANCELED
Written & Performed by Susanna Hamnett

Presented by the UNCW Department of Theatre & Office of Cultural Arts
of part of the Solo Genius Series

Apr. 25 & 26, 2013 (7 pm)
Mainstage Theater, Cultural Arts Building


“A frisky, funny, tantalising introduction to the lifelong pleasures of Shakespeare”
-The New York Times

The great and tragic story of King Lear told by the King’s closet companion - his own fool. Seen through the eyes of the Lear’s devoted clown, this 90-minute, one-woman version of King Lear is not only poignant and tragic, but mischievous, tender and achingly funny.

Susanna Hamnett's Nearly Lear confounds expectations of what a Shakespeare play ‘should’ be and uses exuberant storytelling, music and film, as well as Shakespeare’s magnificent text to take audiences of all ages into the heart of this great story!

Tickets & Information

$20 general public; $16 UNCW faculty/staff; $8 students/youth. For tickets and information call or visit the Kenan Auditorium Box Office, Monday - Friday, noon - 6 p.m. (910) 962-3500 or (800) 732-3643.

Artist Biographies

Susanna Hamnett | actor & writer

Susanna HamnettSusanna Hamnett is an actor and clown who has worked across England, Europe and Canada. Her passion for Shakespeare and Clown, together with her skill as a performer, make Nearly Lear relevant and inspiring for audiences of all ages.

Nearly Lear, Susanna’s first full-length solo performance, has toured to critical and audience acclaim throughout Canada, the United States and the UK, including a run on Broadway at the New Victory Theater, and at the famed Sydney Opera House in Australia. In 2012 it was honoured with the International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY) Victor Award for Outstanding Production.

Hamnett is a committed artist-educator and a recipient of Ontario Arts Council’s Artist in Education grant. She is currently developing a new solo performance commissioned by the Kennedy Center’s Theatre for Young Audiences.

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