From Belarus
Belarus Free Theatre
King Lear

Belarus Free Theatre returns to Chicago following its widely acclaimed productions of Being Harold Pinter and Minsk 2011, A Reply to Kathy Acker. Featuring tempestuous poetic language, moments of heartrending simplicity and touches of humor, this production is a striking and relevant artistic exploration of the human condition. Founded in 2005 under Europe’s last surviving dictatorship, Belarus Free Theatre is one of the most outspoken critics of Belarus’s repressive regime and is banned from performing in their own country. Though many company members have served time in prison, lost their jobs, gone into hiding or been exiled, Belarus Free Theatre continues to create award-winning work with the support of artists around the world.