Fool’s game: Lear’s Shadow

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Santa Fe au­di­ences are fa­mil­iar with the Bay Area ac­tor-play­wright Dan Hoyle, who has ap­pear d here as a one-man-show spe­cial­ist. Now it’s his father’s turn. Ge­off Hoyle was trained in the French tra­di­tion of mime and phys­i­cal act­ing, and he es­tab­lished his ca­reer as a clown with San Fran­cisco’s Pickle Fam­ily Cir­cus in the 1970s. Among his later suc­cesses was cre­at­ing the char­ac­ter of azu in the orig­i­nal Broad­way pro­duc­tion of The Lion King. He ap­pears at 7 p.m. on Satur­day, Feb. 27, at the Len­sic Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter (211 W. San Fran­cisco St.) in Lear’s Shadow, a one-man show he de­vel­oped with writer- di­rec­tor David Ford. This imag­i­na­tive ad­di­tion to our town’s month of Shake­speare re­vis­its the tale of King Lear, but it views the story through the eyes of Lear’s Fool, who finds him­self un­em­ployed as a re­sult of the re­cently un­folded tragic events. Shake­speare is a co-au­thor, too, since the piece in­cor­po­rates pas­sages of ver­biage from the orig­i­nal King Lear. Tick­ets ($15-$35) are avail­able by call­ing 505-988-1234 or vis­it­ing www.tick­etssantafe.org. — James M. Keller

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