The production, which began performances in the Klein Theatre February 24, has been extended thrice. Originally scheduled through March 26, live performances will also cease April 16.
Directed by STC Artistic Director Simon Godwin, the Shakespearean tragedy has been sold out for the majority of its Washington D.C. engagement, making it one of the most popular productions in STC history.
"I continue to be humbled and thrilled by the wonderful response we've had to this production," said Godwin. "D.C. is loving King Lear and we keep hearing from patrons that they want to share it with their out-of-town friends and family. Streaming makes that possible."
Alongside Page are Shirine Babb (The Merchant of Venice) as Kent, Terrance Fleming (Much Ado About Nothing) as Burgundy, Jake Loewenthal (Our Town) as Albany, Raven Lorraine (Much Ado About Nothing) as Ursula, Michael Milligan (Don Juan, The Alchemist) as Fool, Todd Scofield (Our Town) as Oswald, Craig Wallace (Our Town) as Gloucester, Yao Dogbe (Round House Theatre's Nollywood Dreams) as Cornwall, Rosa Gilmore (The Public Theater's The Taming of the Shrew) as Goneril, Matthew J. Harris (Huntington Theatre Company's Topdog/Underdog) as Edgar, Stephanie Jean Lane (Punchdrunk's Sleep No More) as Reagan, Julian Elijah Martinez (Theater J's The Hampton Years) as Edmund, Hunter Ringsmith (Folger Theater's A Midsummer Night's Dream) as France, and Lily Santiago (The Public Theater's Measure for Measure) as Cordelia.
Ensemble members include Ryan Neely and Bekah Zornosa with understudies Robyn Cohen, Gil Mitchell, Jackson Knight Pierce, Rachel Sanderson, and James Whalen.
“I have lived with King Lear in my head for the past 40 years,” said Page in an earlier statement. “To do the play in the nation’s capital under the direction of Simon Godwin is a true blessing. The play seems as if it were written yesterday.”
The creative team also includes choreographer Jonathan Goddard, scenic designer Daniel Soule, costume designer Emily Rebholz, lighting designer Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew, sound designer Christopher Shutt, projection designer Aaron Rhyne, composer Michael Bruce, fight choreographer Robb Hunter, voice and text coach Lisa Beley, dramaturg Drew Lichtenberg, casting director Danica Rodriguez, assistant director Kate Pitt, production stage manager Joseph Smelser, and assistant stage manager Samantha Wilhelm.
Visit ShakespeareTheatre.org for more information on the stream.