Steel City Shakespeare Center returns to the stage with Pericles, their first live, in-person, outdoor production in over two years with Pericles, a windswept tale of shipwrecks, chivalry, and family finally found. And there will be pirates and puppets involved!
Pericles, one of Shakespeare’s last plays, was written between 1608-1609. The story follows Pericles on a series of voyages to distant lands seeking love and adventure as he’s met with a series of hardships in the form of shipwrecks, conspiracies, betrayals, and unbearable losses. Through every seemingly insurmountable challenge, Pericles relies on the kindness of others and summons the courage to keep moving forward despite impossible odds.
While not as well-known as other Shakespeare titles, Pericles is in so many ways the perfect story to capture the spirit of a community living through the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.
In rehearsal Jeffrey Chipss (Bolt) and Bob Colbert ( Lysimachus) – photo by Catherine Baird
Four actors, including SCSC Founder and Artistic Director Jeffrey Chips and SCSC veteran actors Christine McGrath, Tracey D. Turner, and Bob Colbert, will portray nearly thirty characters in this heartfelt adventure.
Note: Shakespeare’s plays are full of violence and bawdy humor. Pericles is no exception. Steel City Shakespeare encourages you to read up on the play before attending, and please feel free to contact them with any questions or concerns.
In partnership with the West View Hub, Steel City Shakespeare Center presents Shakespeare’s Pericles at Barry G. Schell “Bronx” Field in West View. Performances are on August 21, 22, 28, and 29 at 2:00 pm. Admission is free and open to everyone. Donations are encouraged, and guests are asked to provide their own seating. http://www.steelcityshakespeare.org/pericles.html
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