Queen Lear

A Crazy Little Musical SpectacuLear

Based on the play by William Shakespeare
Book by Nathaniel Brodsky
Music & Lyrics by Queen
Directed by Daniel Kenny ’18
Music Directed by Leah Marsh ’19
Produced by Nathaniel Brodsky ’18 and Emily Choi ’19


Leverett Library Theater

Friday, April 7th at 8pm
Saturday, April 8th at 8pm
Sunday, April 9th at 8 pm

Run time: 90 minutes with intermission.

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Satire V, Harvard’s number-one source for fake news, continues to stake its claim as Harvard’s number-one source for fake theater with this follow-up to the sold-out sellout Macbeth, King of Pop. Shakespeare’s gripping dialogue and soliloquies, dealing with family, death, and human nature, merge with the British rock band Queen’s anthems of love, loneliness, and bicycle races to create an absurdist jukebox musical extravaganza that’s out of this world and out of its time period. Join Queen Lear, betrayed by her daughters after relinquishing the British throne, as she wanders the countryside in the company of misfits, madmen, and exiles, all searching for “Somebody to Love.”

This performance is not suitable for children under the age of 14.


Queen Lear … Cleanna Crabill
Cordelia … Molly Baxter
Edmund … Michael Kennedy-Yoon
Edgar … Nick Durham
Gloucester … Maxwell Black
Kent … Matthew Deutsch
Regan … Rachel Clemens
Cornwall … John Ball
Goneril … Jennifer Hu
Albany … Aashim Vaish
France … Maxwell Black
Fool … Michael Sanky
Oswald … James Gui
Messanger/Herald … Salman Haque
Servant #1/Ensemble … Max Benegas
Servant #2/Ensemble … Zindzi Hammond-Hanson
Servant #3/Ensemble … James Gui


Director … Daniel Kenny
Producers … Nathaniel Brodsky, Emily Choi
Music Director … Leah Marsh
Stage Manager … Cat Zhang
Assistant Directors … Joel Kwartler, Tess Saperstein
Choreographer … Hannah Johnston
Technical Director … Max Weiss
Lighting Designer … Eva Monroe
Sound Designer … Daniel Levine
Costume Designer … Julius Wade
Props Designers … Antonia Chan, Mailinh Ton
Graphic Designers … Kevin Bao, Sarah Stevens