2018 Spring Shakespeare – King Lear

by William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

King Lear has been in the wings for 22 years, and is finally getting to see the light of day, perhaps literally, because we will be performing outdoors at Gunn! It was last performed at Gunn with Kristen (Sandberg) Lo performing, as Goneril, and Mr. Shelby directing!

Check HERE for up-to -the-minute LEAR FORECAST INFORMATION regarding any possible rain-related issues concerning the next performance of King Lear.  Updated hourly on performance dates!!

King Lear tickets 


Except for the Opening Night Gala, no tickets for these performances! FREE!

Tickets are required for the Gala on March 15. If it rains, there are no refunds. You can come back for any of the other performances. TICKETS to the Gala are on sale here! Tickets sell quickly, so don’t wait! Tickets for the Gala are $25.

Performances: All performances will be OUTSIDE at the Grand Staircase between Spangenberg and the N building.

Seating will be on the patio in front of the Grand Staircase! Bring your low-backed chairs, jackets, blankets, sleeping bags, etc. Bring a thermos if you want. We will have warm refreshments for sale. In the spirit of the Globe Theatre, refreshments will be available during the performance!

Thursday, March 15TH, 2018

themed Gala at 5:30pm in the Faculty Lounge

Mr. Ferrell will give his always entertaining and enlightening talk at 6:15.

Performance at 7:00pm

Gala: 5:30,

Mr. Farrell’s Talk at 6:15,

King Lear at 7:00pm

Friday, March 16TH 7:00pm
Saturday, March 17TH 7:00pm
Thursday, March 22ND 7:00pm
Friday, March 23RD 7:00pm
Saturday, March 24TH 7:00pm

Map to Gunn High School (as if you didn’t already know!)

Here are the directions for getting to Gunn. Consider biking!


coming soon!

Cast & Crew Potlucks

Please, please, sign up below to keep our young actors fed and happy! Sign up often and for as many items as you are able to contribute. We’ll have up to 80 teenage mouths to feed, and we just can’t do it without everyone contributing something!

Sat., 3/3 10-10pm Lunch
Sat., 3/3 10-10pm Dinner
Sat., 3/4 10-2pm Morning Refreshments
Fri., 3/9 5-10pm Pizza
Sat., 3/10 2-10pm Dinner
Sun., 3/11 3-11pm Dinner Potluck

Questions? E-mail Dewi Faulkner, Gunn Theatre Potluck Coordinator

Opening Night Gala!

On Opening Night (March 15th, a Thursday!) we all (audience, cast, crew, orchestra) will party down, eat, and celebrate right before the show in the Gunn Staff Lounge.  It’s an amazing event and you should really consider attending! We’ll talk more about the Gala at the parent meeting on Thursday, February 22nd, but please consider signing up to help with setup, food or cleanup by clicking on this text!

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Parent Meeting:

  • 2/22: King Lear Cast and Crew PARENTS will meet Thursday 2/22 @ 7pm. Gunn Studio Theatre. If your child is in the cast of King Lear or is a student in Stage Tech, please come at 7pm to find all about the show, what help we’ll need from you (not TOO much, I promise!) and fill out some forms. We’ll start right at 7pm and end before 8! PLEASE COME! We really need you! Thanks, Jim Shelby and Kristen Lo.


  • Click HERE for King Lear REHEARSAL SCHEDULE!
  • M, W, Th, Fr after school from 3:45-5:45
  • A long-standing Gunn Theatre tradition: Tech Weekend Potluck on 11am-4pm, Sat., March 3rd & Sun. 4th and Sat. March 10th and Sun. March 11th, the weekend before we open.
  • The parents provide food for the hard-working students! Please sign up, using the links above! (Under Cast & Crew Potlucks)
  • This year’s Gala is from 5:30 to 7pm on opening night (3/15). Please sign up to help with setup and food prep.

King Lear Tech week: M-W March 12th-March 14th rehearsals until 9pm.

Full Text of the play is HERE!   List of characters HERE!