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Oct 15 - 23, 2014

Opening Night Toast Following the performance Randall Lobby, 2nd Floor of the Paramount Center

Please join us for a special toast with the cast to welcome Shakespeare’s Globe back to Boston and celebrate the Opening Night of King Lear!

Lobby Chat

Immediately following the performance join in the Randall Lobby for an informal mix and mingle with the artists and a member of artistic staff.

Post-Show Discussion

Immediately following the evening performance stick around for a conversation with a member of the artistic staff.

TUE, OCT 14 @ 6:30PM
Demystifying Shakespeare:
A Conversation with Joseph Marcell and Steve Maler

Roxbury Community College, Media Arts Center
1234 Columbus Avenue
Roxbury, MA 02119

Break down the Bard with celebrated classical actor Joseph Marcell (Geoffery, “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air”), currently touring with Shakespeare’s Globe playing the monumental title role in King Lear, and Boston’s premiere Shakespearean director Steve Maler, founding Artistic Director of Commonwealth Shakespeare Company which annually presents free Shakespeare on the Common. Maler and Marcell have both had incredible impact making Shakespeare’s plays accessible across the country and around the world. Do not miss this exciting and exceptional opportunity to join them in an active dialogue on the most produced playwright in history.

This event is the first in the Uptown/Downtown Inroads series, a community awareness and engagement collaboration with Roxbury Community College and ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage.
FREE and open to the public. Click here to RSVP.
Parking is available. For directions and parking please visit: http://www.rcc.mass.edu/about-us/directions-parking

About Joseph Marcell

Previous work for Shakespeare's Globe includes: Omeros, King Lear (2013 tour), Much Ado About Nothing, Coriolanus and Under the Black Flag. Other theatre includes: A Freeman of Colour (Lincoln Centre); Inherit the Wind, King Lear, As You Like It, The Taming of the Shrew (Old Globe, San Diego); Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare Theatre, D.C); Antony and Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, Our Friends in the North, Peter Pan, The Great White Hope (RSC); As You Like It (Folger Theatre, D.C); Gem of the Ocean (Tricycle Theatre/Arena Stage, USA); Othello (Lyric Theatre/Arts Theatre); Breakfast with Mugabe (Ustinov Theatre, Bath); Radio Golf, Let There Be Love, Walk Hard Talk Loud, King Hedley II, Joe Turner's Come and Gone (Tricyle Theatre); Hamlet (Basingstoke); Master Harold and the Boys, Peer Gynt (National Theatre); Sherlock Holmes (Broadway); Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare Co. USA); and Seniors (Hudson L.A.). Film includes: Cry Freedom, Sioux City, A Beautiful Life, We Three, Playing Away and Hero. Television includes: "The Bold and the Beautiful," "Jericho," "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," "Brothers and Sisters," "Madmen and Specialists," "EastEnders," "End of the Line," "Empire Road," "In the House," "Frost" and "Living Single."

About Steven Maler

Steven Maler is the Founding Artistic Director of the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and Director of the Sorenson Center For The Arts at Babson College. His 2011 production of All’s Well That Ends Well won the Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Production - Large Theatre. His CSC production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream won the Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Director – Small Resident Theatre Company. His production of Suburbia for the SpeakEasy Stage Company won Best Production – Fringe Theatre Company. Other productions include The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Coriolanus, The Comedy of Errors, The Taming of the Shrew, Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, Henry V, Romeo & Juliet, As You Like It, Julius Caesar, and The Tempest for CSC; Without You, written by and starring Anthony Rapp, which has played New York, Boston, Toronto, Edinburg, London and Seoul; and The L.A. Plays by Han Ong for the American Repertory Theatre, where he was the Artistic Associate for New Plays. He directed the American premiere of Peter Eötvös’ operatic treatment of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, and the New England premiere of Thomas Ades’ Powder Her Face, both for Opera Boston. Maler is a graduate of the American Repertory Theatre Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University, where he was the Associate Director of Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 and Henry V. He was also Associate Director for Titus Andronicus and Hamlet in Tokyo. His feature film, The Autumn Heart, starring Tyne Daly and Ally Sheedy, was in the Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival and won the Audience Choice Award at the Nantucket Film Festival. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was a John Motley Morehead Scholar.

About Roxbury Community College

Now in its 41st year, Roxbury Community College is a co-educational, multicultural, public institution of higher education offering Associate Degrees and certificate programs. RCC's primary objective is to provide learning opportunities to residents of the Commonwealth, specifically those individuals living in the greater Boston area, "optimum opportunity for access to a college education consistent with their interests and aptitudes and to reduce to a minimum economic, social, psychological and academic barriers to educational opportunity." RCC's mission is to facilitate the success of students in achieving their educational goals.

WBUR's "Radio Boston"

Shakespeare’s Globe Arrives In Boston For Production Of "King Lear"

This week in Boston, Shakespeare’s Globe, the London-based theater company, is performing “King Lear” in a production presented by ArtsEmerson.


  • Location: Emerson/Paramount Center Mainstage
  • Created by: Shakespeare's Globe 
  • Starring: Joseph Marcell
  • Directed by: Bill Buckhurst
  • Series: Legends
  • Ages: All Ages 
  • Running Time: 3 hours with one intermission