The Logger LEar
October 10-17, 2023, at the World Famous Logger Bar
510 Railroad Avenue, Blue Lake, CA 95525
A new theatre work by Longshadr Productions will premiere at the World Famous Logger Bar in Blue Lake, at the center of the universe, on October 10, 2023.
Featuring award-winning actor Donald Forrest, Longshadr presents THE LOGGER LEAR. THE LOGGER LEAR is a raucous event with live music and original songs that is very looooooosely based on King Lear. It is comedy with edges and heart. It is physical and funny, with a dash of mayhem and poignancy. It also includes a bar fight, one bastard, special guest appearances by Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong On, Biscuit the bar dog, and you can order a drink.
THE LOGGER LEAR is a true theater of place work. Theatre inspired by the landscape, people and themes of this place now. Terry Lear is wondering about his legacy, what he is leaving behind to his daughters and the world. Who loves him the most. Does anyone care about his life’s work, his “kingdom” in this place, and should he do with the time he has left. He holds a wake while he is still alive to “reckon” with it all.
Directed and written by Michael Fields, THE LOGGER LEAR, features Donald Forrest as Lear, David Powell as Happy the Fool (a world class singer), Isabel Semler, Alex Blouin, and Shawn Wagner as Lear's daughters, Ben Clifton as Wilmer Raandom of the Fortuna Raandoms, the county health inspector, Evan Grande as Mike the bastard lawyer, Jeff Landen as a singing ghost, and our incomparable band: Marla Joy, Tim Randles, Jeff Kelley, and Mike Labole. Original songs are by Tim Randles and Jeff Kelley. Fight choreography by Jesse March, scenography by Lynnie Horrigan.
Longshadr Productions is granted an Arts and Cultural Organizations General Operating Support program from the Caliornia Arts Council. Part of this grant will support THE LOGGER LEAR. Other grant funds will support future productions.
This unique theatre event will seat only 50 people and is expected to sell out.
The show is approximately one hour long.