William Shakespeare 'King Lear' on a Diet: Alchemist Theatre Premieres Slimmed-Down Shakespeare By Bonnie North & Nathan Royster • Jul 16, 2013 Daniel DiMarco/Flickr Listen Listening... / Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews members of The Alchemist Theatre about their new production of "King Lear." King Lear comes to Bay View's Kadish Park. As You Like It: Optimist Theatre Performs in New Space By Eleanor Peterson & Bonnie North • Jul 11, 2013 alluvium_journal.org Listen Listening... / 13:14 Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Tom Reed and Kristin Hammargren of Optimist Theatre. It's summer and time for Shakespeare in the Park. The Optimist Theatre has a new production - and a new home.