The Resilience Staged Reading Series: THE STORY OF KING LEAR

Memorial Hall presents
The Resilience Staged Reading Series

Adapted from Shakespeare by Daniel Elihu Kramer
Directed by Gabriella DiVincenzo

October 10, 17, 20, 23 & 31
The Memorial Hall Green Ballroom

A ruler abdicates power, yet demands honor and privilege. 

CCM Drama and Cincinnati Artists’ Theatre co-founder Gabriella DiVincenzo explores the nature of power and authority in THE STORY OF KING LEAR, an adaptation of the Shakespearean drama featuring contemporary language and a small cast playing multiple roles.

Cincinnati theatre legend Michael Burnham takes a rare acting turn as the eponymous King Lear. A Cincinnati Entertainment Award Hall of Famer and retired CCM instructor, Burnham headlines a cast with strong CCM ties, including local favorite and CCM drama graduate Keisha Kemper, and notable current CCM Acting students Julianna Weis-Palacois and Duncan Weinland.

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About The Resilience Staged Reading Series
Live performance returns to historic Memorial Hall as gifted theatre artists explore vital dialogues of our turbulent times in the Resilience Staged Reading Series. With a maximum capacity of just 24 patrons, four contemporary plays and adaptations are presented in the safe, socially distant Green Ballroom.
Tables are available in socializing groups of two or four. In lieu of tickets, reservations may be made with a pay-what-you-can donation. The recommended donation is $20 per person. All net proceeds of the intimate productions will directly benefit the theater artists on stage and behind the scenes. For donation amounts other than those listed on the ticketing page, please call the Memorial Hall Box Office (Tue – Fri, Noon – 4 pm) at (513)977.8838.

As of this writing on October 7, 2020, Hamilton County has re-entered the “red” category (Level 3) in the State of Ohio’s COVID-19 Risk Level Guidelines for the Public. At this level, citizens are advised of “[v]ery high exposure and spread,” to “[l]imit activities as much as possible,” and to “[f]ollow all current health orders.” The red category is based on a score of 4 – 5 in the State’s Alert Indicators.

At this time, Hamilton County ranks 30th out of 88 counties in Ohio in terms of cases per 100,000 citizens, per data for the second half of September.

Memorial Hall has taken significant steps to provide a safe environment for our patrons and performers, as detailed herein. If you are uncomfortable with attending an indoor performance with these safety measures in place, please do not attend. We will be happy to issue full refunds to anyone who wishes not to attend as a result of changing conditions with the pandemic.




Sat, October 10, 2020 thru Sat, October 31, 2020


8:00 PM


Recommended donation is $20 per person

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