5. DJ Gleason as the Fool and Robert Jason Jackson as King Lear. Photo by Linda Johnson.

KING LEAR (Quintessence): England at his feet

As Lear, Robert Jason Jackson is “every inch a king.

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DA (Irish Heritage Theatre): Father and son

In DA, a writer has reached the “go back home” stage of the writer’s life cycle.

Lyam David Kilker (who shares the role with Bejamin Snyder) as Oliver and Jacob Entenman as The Artful Dodger. Photo by Shawn May.

OLIVER! (Quintessence): Eat gruel, get pickpocketed, and become an orphan

Stepping back to a Victorian workhouse with Quintessence Theatre Group.