Wright State opens season with ‘Restoration’


The play’s the thing as Wright State University prepares to open its 42nd season with the 17th century romantic thriller “Restoration!” beginning Thursday, Sept. 22, inside the Festival Playhouse of the newly renovated Creative Arts Center.

This quasi world premiere is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic 1606 tragedy “King Lear” written by W. Stuart McDowell, artistic director of WSU’s Department of Theatre, Dance and Motion Pictures. McDowell’s script is inspired by Nahum Tate’s legendary 1681 adaptation “The History of King Lear,” which tinkers with the Bard’s blueprint by incorporating lighter touches.

Read the article from the Dayton Daily News.

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