An Original Play by C.G. Kimbell
The three daughters of King Lear - Goneril, Regan, and Cordelia - are brought back together again after their untimely deaths at the end of the Shakespearean tragedy. They wait together for their father to join them in death and to witness his funeral as ghostly onlookers.
Over two acts, the sisters quarrel about the events of King Lear with interjections from other familiar and dead faces from the original work. Through their bickering, these royal sisters come to realize that maybe their faults were never to blame for their individual demises, but rather a more lasting and familial trauma.
While the Bard gives many of his female characters off-stage deaths, We Pelican Daughters hopes to give a new afterlife to some of the most intriguing women in Shakespearean tragedy. It aims to reconsider their relationships from sister to sister and daughter to father from a viewpoint of love, loyalty, and sisterhood.
Performances: March 26/27/28/30/31 19:00 (admission 18:30)
April 1 14:00 (admission 13:30)
Ticket prices: €15 / €10 concession for students and holders of LauT! card
Free entry for holders of “Hunger auf Kunst und Kultur”-Pass
All proceeds are donated to charity!