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Boston execs embrace the bard

Jack Connors won’t play the fool, after all. But Tuesday’s reading of “King Lear” at Babson College will still feature a big cast of characters plucked from the ranks of Boston’s business community.

This will be the third year that Commonwealth Shakespeare Company has mined the playwright’s classic canon with the help of well-known Boston leaders — they’ll perform a staged reading, then discuss its implications in today’s business world.

This year, it seems like nearly every sector of the economy will be represented on stage…

…Some of the players are returning participants in the company’s series: Babson president Kerry Healey, Red Cross exec Jarrett Barrios, convention center chief Jim Rooney, DentaQuest’s Fay Donohue. They know a thing or two about succession planning — Rooney is preparing to leave the state’s convention center authority, and Donohue just stepped down as CEO of DentaQuest.

There’s also a crop of newcomers who will give the Bard their best shot. That list includes developer Jonathan Davis,YWCA Boston CEO Sylvia Ferrell-Jones, Imaginatik CEO Ralph Welborn, and MORE Advertising founder Donna Latson Gittens…

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