King Fool, 2014
Created and performed by Ava Roy and John Hadden
Adapted by John Hadden from Shakespeare’s King Lear
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.
At a variety of Bay Area locations including: Battery Wallace in the Marin Headlands, a stunning private home in San Anselmo, St. Johns the Evangelist in the Mission and several secret locations in San Francisco (secret locations are revealed directly to ticket-holders)
The CREATIVE TEAM
Lauren D. Chavez, John Hadden, Jamie Lyons, Ava Roy
September 5th through 28th, 2014