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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Michael Pennington and More in KING LEAR at Theater for a New Audience

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Michael Pennington, two-time Olivier Award nominee, an artist of international stature and one of England's greatest classical actors, will play the title role in William Shakespeare's tragedy King Lear directed by Arin Arbus. For the second production in Theatre for a New Audience's inaugural season at its first permanent home, the new Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place in Brooklyn, Mr. Pennington leads a company of 22 actors. King Lear begins previews tomorrow, March 14 for an opening March 27 and a run through May 4.

BroadwayWorld has a look at the cast in rehearsal below!

In addition to Mr. Pennington, the cast is Bianca Amato* as Regan, Ryan Quinn* as France, Mark H. Dold* as Oswald,Lilly Englert* as Cordelia, Jacob Fishel* as Edgar, Jake Horowitz* as Fool, Robert Langdon Lloyd* Old Man and Doctor, Christopher McCann* as Gloucester, Saxon Palmer* as Cornwall, Rachel Pickup* as Goneril, Jon Stewart, Jr. as Burgundy, Timothy D. Stickney* as Kent, Chandler Williams* as Edmund, and Graham Winton* as Albany. The Ensemble is Benjamin Cole, Jason Gray, Jonathan Hooks, Patrick McAndrew, Ryan McCarthy, Ian Temple and Ariel Zuckerman.

Scenery is by Riccardo Hernandez, costumes by Susan Hilferty and lighting by Marcus Doshi. The composer isMichael Attias, fights are by B.H. Barry and company voice work is by Andrew Wade. Renee Lutz* is production stage manager.

Photo Credit: Gerry Goodstein

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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Michael Pennington and More in KING LEAR at Theater for a New Audience
Director Arin Arbus in rehearsal with Michael Pennington (Lear)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Michael Pennington and More in KING LEAR at Theater for a New Audience
Rachel Pickup (Goneril) and Graham Winton (Albany)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Michael Pennington and More in KING LEAR at Theater for a New Audience
Bianca Amato (Regan)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Michael Pennington and More in KING LEAR at Theater for a New Audience
Chandler Williams (Edmund) ponders his next move

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Michael Pennington and More in KING LEAR at Theater for a New Audience
Jacob Fishel (Edgar)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Michael Pennington and More in KING LEAR at Theater for a New Audience
Mark H. Dold (Oswald) and Rachel Pickup (Regan)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Michael Pennington and More in KING LEAR at Theater for a New Audience
Saxon Palmer (Cornwall)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Michael Pennington and More in KING LEAR at Theater for a New Audience
Jake Horowitz (Fool)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Michael Pennington and More in KING LEAR at Theater for a New Audience
Michael Pennington (King Lear)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Michael Pennington and More in KING LEAR at Theater for a New Audience
Jacob Fishel (Edgar) and Chandler Williams (Edmund) fight it out

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Michael Pennington and More in KING LEAR at Theater for a New Audience
Michael Pennington (King Lear)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Michael Pennington and More in KING LEAR at Theater for a New Audience
Michael Pennington (King Lear)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Michael Pennington and More in KING LEAR at Theater for a New Audience
The King (Michael Pennington) and his Fool (Jake Horowitz)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Michael Pennington and More in KING LEAR at Theater for a New Audience
Mark H. Dold (Oswald) and Timothy D. Stickney (Kent)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Michael Pennington and More in KING LEAR at Theater for a New Audience
Michael Pennington (King Lear)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Michael Pennington and More in KING LEAR at Theater for a New Audience
'O cruel! O you gods!' Christopher McCann as Gloucester

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Michael Pennington and More in KING LEAR at Theater for a New Audience
Rachel Pickup (Goneril)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Michael Pennington and More in KING LEAR at Theater for a New Audience
Christopher McCann (Gloucester) and Jacob Fishel (Poor Tom)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Michael Pennington and More in KING LEAR at Theater for a New Audience
Christopher McCann as Gloucester on the set by Riccardo Hernandez

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Michael Pennington and More in KING LEAR at Theater for a New Audience
Timothy D. Stickney (Kent)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Michael Pennington and More in KING LEAR at Theater for a New Audience
Michael Pennington (King Lear) and Lilly Englert (Cordelia)

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