The Adventures of Pericles
|February 24 - March 26, 2016|
A new modern verse translation by Ellen McLaughlin
In Shakespeare's most fantastical tale, Prince Pericles of Tyre finds his life is in danger after solving the puzzle of a murderous king. Forced to flee across the seas, he embarks on an odyssey in search of adventure, riches, and a lost princess. As he travels to parts unknown, the prince discovers the ultimate satisfaction is simply coming home.
Commissioned by Oregon Shakespeare Festival
“...they’ve given us a superior “Pericles,”...Mr. Helsinger’s “Pericles” is at once traditional and up to date, with period costumes, a simple but handsome unit set and plenty of comedy to leaven the twisty plot. The results are pleasing in every way...”- Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal
“Orlando Shakespeare Theater's handsome production, directed by Jim Helsinger, sets the right tone of playful adventure.”- Matt Palm, Orlando Sentinel
"Pericles presents a rare opportunity to experience a modern translation of Shakespeare and you don't want to miss it. Even if (or perhaps, especially if) you are on the fence with Shakespeare's style, take a chance and go see this show." - Broadway World, Orlando
"The Adventures of Pericles masterfully portrayed an otherworldly and mystical ancient Greece, and Pericles’ adventures through it were fun and enrapturing." - Central Florida Future
Opening Night Party and Pre-Show Chat - Friday, February 26
Join us on Opening Night of each Signature Series production for a chance to mingle with members of the audience and enjoy free appetizer bites from a local eatery. The party begins at 6:15 p.m. and is free to all ticket holders. No RSVP necessary.
In the Patron's Room at 6:45 p.m. we'll host a brief, informative discussion with the director and members of the artistic team about the creative process.
Starting 30 minutes before each performance of The Adventures of Pericles, an Orlando Shakes actor leads the audience through a discussion of the plot, themes, and major characters in the production.
The Adventures of Pericles contains some bawdy sexual content and moments with scantily clad performers. If it were a movie, it would be rated PG-13. For more information on content advisory, click here.
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