Shakespeare for the Masses returns with a lively rendition of King Lear this weekend, Saturday, March 7, at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, March 8, at 3:30 pm, on the Patricia Neal Stage at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse. Billed as “quick and painless and free,” Shakespeare for the Masses features Playhouse Players performing the famous play about madness, weather, and family dysfunction. The staged reading of King Lear is organized and edited by Nicole Galland and Chelsea McCarthy. While admission is free, donations are welcome. For additional information, visit mvplayhouse.org.