King Fool, 2014

“When we are born, we cry that we are come To this great stage of fools “


King Fool videos

We Players embarks on a multi-year development of a new piece called King Fool, with a focus on themes of death and dying, loss, grief, and healing. Each performance will be immediately followed by a facilitated conversation with performers, site hosts and audience members. These conversations will inform future iterations of King Fool, as the King and his fool continue to wander through time and space, telling old stories, playing all the parts, reliving their miseries and finding humor in the face of grief and loss. The two-person performance features We Players Founding Artistic Director Ava Roy and Associate Artist John Hadden. The two collaborated earlier in 2014 when they played Lear and Cordelia/Fool, and co-directed a full production of King Lear on the East Coast; they continue their exploration of this epic text as part of We Players’ Small Works Presenting Series.

King Fool

Production Credits
Created and Performed by: Ava Roy and John Hadden
Adapted by: John Hadden from Shakespeare’s King Lear
Creative Team: Lauren D. Chavez, John Hadden, Jamie Lyons, Ava Roy
Photos: Jamie Lyons

Locations: San Anselmo; Battery Wallace in the Marin Headlands; St John’s the Evangelist, San Francisco
Dates: Fall, 2014

Articles & Reviews

Charles Kruger, King Fool’ presented by We Players, TheatreStorm, September 11th, 2014.