Staged at the Carrie Blast Furnaces National Historic Landmark by William Shakespeare Edited by James Kincaid and Julian Markel Directed by Risher Reddick In partnership with Rivers of Steel King Lear continues Quantum’s long tradition of reimagining classics in never-before-seen ways, staging Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy amidst the majesty of the Carrie Blast Furnaces and highlighting Pittsburgh’s history as an industrial giant. The vastness and intimacy of this story of grief, loss, and family values gone awry come into focus in this tight, 2-hour edit. King Lear stars Bricolage Production Company’s Co-Founders Jeffrey Carpenter and Tami Dixon alongside a stellar local cast. About the experience: Act 1 is staged in the shadow of the Carrie Deer, the iconic sculpture created from scrap materials by guerilla artists in the 1990s. An intermission walk takes the audience to seating in the Iron Garden for Act 2, where native plants and stone evoke ancient Britain as Lear descends into madness.