Shakespeare's Pericles is the famed playwright's late Romance about exile, loss and redemption, directed by Bartlett Sher. Purity of heart triumphs over corruption in Theatre for a New Audience's production. Fable-like in nature, Pericles is a journey-filled romance evoking the mysteries of an ancient Middle East.
Sher splits the title role, using two actors to portray Pericles' fourteen-year transformation, as well as double-casting several of the primary roles-dramatic devices that brilliantly underscore the play's intrinsic symmetries. As well, Sher strips the play of its customary spectacle, suggesting its atmosphere through only essential elements. Translucent curtains flank an aquamarine mosaic floor; live music, based on Greek and Western hymnals, complements the minimalist décor.
Schedule: Feb 12--14, 17, 19--21, 24--28 at 7:30pm; Feb 15 & 22 at 3pm