Short review: King Lear
This modestly-mounted, “stripped-down” production by the Actor’s Theatre is true to the spirit of Shakespeare’s tragic script, and features several good performances. The cast ranges from experienced veterans to newbies, so the show has some uneven aspects as well. Fri 8pm, Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm. Through 10/7; $20; Actor’s Theatre at California Stage, 2509 R St. (at 25th, by the light rail tracks), (916) 501-6104; actinsac.com.