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The Ensemble Shakespeare Theater is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; and the City of Pasadena Arts & Culture Commission, and Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division

"A sensitive exploration of theatre's transformative ability to heal, even under the most devastating of circumstances."

-Ellen Dostal, Broadway World

"David Blue is fiery and funny...

Fred Cross gives a powerhouse performance...Katie Peabody is sweet and heartbreaking...while you are busy admiring the performance, you haven’t noticed that they’ve grabbed your heart."

-Alisa Hayashida, South Pasadena Review

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A new play by EST Artistic Director Brian Elerding


When tragedy strikes two old friends, they find an unlikely path to recovery through Shakespeare's King Lear.

Part original story, part Lear, Lear's Shadow is a surprisingly fresh take on one of Shakespeare's best plays, as told through the lens of a simple story of friendship overcoming loss.

Starring: David Blue, Fred Cross & Katie Peabody

Read the review of Lear's Shadow in Broadway World!

Another excellent review is in from the South Pasadena Review!

Made possible in part by the Pasadena Arts & Culture Commission and the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division