King Lear

Main Performance

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the May 30th public performance had to be cancelled. However we are planning to film and/or livestream a performance in our soundstage July 2nd and July 3rd, at 7:00pm.


Available online or at JPCatholic

General Admission: $20
Children (3-12 years old): $5

Tickets available soon


Available only at JPCatholic

JPCatholic Students: $15
High School Students: FREE with RSVP by May 23, 2020



California Center for the Arts
340 N Escondido Blvd
Escondido, CA 92025


This drama is one of the great tragedy themed plays by William Shakespeare. The themes of the play cover greed, betrayal, lust for power, and cruelty. The story of King Lear, an aging monarch who is headstrong old man who is blind to his weaknesses, decides to divide his kingdom amongst his three daughters, according to which one recites the best declaration of love. Goneril and Regan who are the selfish daughters of Lear who pretend to love him but later treat him cruelly. Cordelia who is the loyal and unselfish daughter. King Lear disowns Cordelia after confusing her honesty with insolence. The end of the play ends in death by various methods including poison and suicide. Cordelia dies and King Lear, now a broken man, also dies.

Performance recommended for children 8+.