Art in the Garden: Mother Lear - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Art in the Garden: Mother Lear

Art in the Garden: Mother Lear

Art in the Garden

Wednesday–Friday, August 24–26, 2022 | 6–7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 2022 | 1–2:30 p.m. & 6–7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 28, 2022 | 4–5:30 p.m.
Children’s Garden | Seating opens 30 minutes before the show
Ticketed Event

Presented in partnership with We Players

In Mother Lear, written and performed by Ava Roy and Courtney Walsh and originally produced by We Players, an irascible middle-aged scholar with dementia communicates with her caretaker daughter using only the text of King Lear, as the two struggle with aging, love, and their own balance of power. Each 50-minute performance is followed by a facilitated discussion with the audience.

The Cast
Courtney Walsh: Lear
Ava Roy: Cordelia

Tickets: $40 ($36 for Garden members)

Information for Attendees

  • Use any public entrance and request a performance wristband when you check in. The entrance closest to the Children’s Garden is at 455 Flatbush Avenue.
  • Your ticket includes daytime access to Brooklyn Botanic Garden and you may arrive early if you wish to explore the grounds.
  • Seating is first come, first served beginning 30 minutes before the performance.
  • The performance takes place rain or shine outdoors. There are no refunds. If the Garden must cancel a performance due to unsafe weather, you will be notified on the day of the performance and we will either rebook or refund your ticket. Due to the short run, rebooking cannot be guaranteed.
  • If you require space for a wheelchair, a ticket for a personal care attendant, a seat close to the ASL interpreter, or other accommodation, please contact [email protected] two weeks in advance of the performance.

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Art in the Garden is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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