Pericles

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Audience

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Wed Aug 28, 8:00pm
Thu Aug 29, 8:00pm
Fri Aug 30, 8:00pm

GRIFFITH PARK FREE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
"freewheeling irreverence & classical precision" - The Los Angeles Times
A summer season of free performances like no other! A beloved Los Angeles tradition, the Festival is freewheeling, inclusive and a bit anarchic. It's an entire summer of mainstage performances, pre-show family events including workshops, a slate of extraordinary opening acts and diverting community events. Bring a blanket and a picnic to enjoy great theater in a great city. All free, all summer long.

PERICLES
Love is lost and found again in one of Shakespeare’s most spellbinding plays. The young Pericles sets out for adventure, but gets more than he bargains for. 25 years later, it’s his daughter’s turn to sail the high seas as she seeks to unravel the mystery of her birth. PERICLES is an epic tale, spanning continents and decades, complete with knights errant, greek gods, pirates...and more than a little magic.

Begins July 27, plays through August 30
In repertory with Twelfth Night
Directed by Melissa Chalsma

The cast of Pericles features Patrick Batiste, Brent Charles, William Elsman, Hao Feng, Lorenzo Gonzalez, Aisha Kabia, Carene Rose Mekertichyan, David Melville, Kelvin Morales, Xavi Moreno, Bukola Ogunmola, Gyasi Silas and Sabra Williams.

Reviews

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"Under Chalsma’s direction, the production is an example of how arresting Shakespeare can be when handled carefully and skillfully. The show is filled with bursting-with-life characters who drive a compelling plot forward. - RECOMMENDED"

sweet - Nikki Munoz - Stage Raw - ...read full review


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"... while this play presents some challenges to those wishing to stage it, it also presents some wonderful opportunities for actors, for it contains some incredibly moving scenes at the end, as well as some delightfully humorous scenes early on. The Independent Shakespeare Company, of course, capitalizes on these opportunities in the current production of Pericles."

sweet - Michael Doherty - Mostly Shakespeare - ...read full review


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"Under Chalsma’s direction, the production is an example of how arresting Shakespeare can be when handled carefully and skillfully. The show is filled with bursting-with-life characters who drive a compelling plot forward. - RECOMMENDED"

sweet - Nikki Munoz - Stage Raw - ...read full review


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"... while this play presents some challenges to those wishing to stage it, it also presents some wonderful opportunities for actors, for it contains some incredibly moving scenes at the end, as well as some delightfully humorous scenes early on. The Independent Shakespeare Company, of course, capitalizes on these opportunities in the current production of Pericles."

sweet - Michael Doherty - Mostly Shakespeare - ...read full review