By William Shakespeare, a Washington College production. Directed and scenery designed by Professor Jason Rubin with Professor Tim Maloney as King Lear. A dramaturgy thesis by Maegan Clearwood. The students in King Lear: Text and Performance, an English and Drama class, are contributing to the production.
April 4, 5, 6 7:30 p.m. and April 7 1 p.m., Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts.
Jason Rubin, who has been a professional set designer since 1970, started teaching at Washington College in the spring of 1986. He has also taught at George Mason University and Loyola College in Baltimore. Among the theaters he has designed for are Theater of the First Amendment in Fairfax, Virginia, Totem Pole Playhouse in Fayetteville, Pennsylvania, and The Folger in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the Theater Library Association, for which he was a juror for the George Freedley Award for ten years. Among his favorite productions at Washington College that he has designed and directed are She Loves Me, Good, Anne Frank, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.
Professor Tim Maloney holds a BA from King’s College and an MA from the University of Delaware. He has directed or performed in 118 plays in his 55 years of making theatre, the last 46 of those years at Washington College. In addition to teaching, acting, and directing, Professor Maloney has experience in set design and dramaturgy. He has written a number of scripts for children’s theatre and has written adaptations of Gogol’s The Government Inspector and Jonson’s Volpone. He is retiring from teaching after King Lear, but not from theater.