Playwright and author Ren Powell has crafted an original script, exclusively for Red Curtain, taking the text, characters and stories from Shakespeare’s tragedy King Lear and weaving it into a familiar yet new theatrical experience. Ripeness is All follows the aging Leir through an all-female world of familial power and deceit. The aging royal has chosen to divide her wealth and lands between her three daughters. But an errant word from her youngest heiress throws the tyrant into a rage, the fallout destroys the hope of a “happily ever after” for everyone associated with her royal court.
This production draws heavily on biomechanics and original music to create a unique process to its storytelling, and its steampunk-inspired design will transport audiences to an exciting world where women wield power and hold dominion over their subjects.
Tickets ($26) here.