Pericles, Prince of Tyre

Greg Patton '10 (Pericles), Brian Willis '11 (Cleon), and ensemble. Photo by Steve Weinik.

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The Swarthmore College Department of Theater's Production Ensemble presents William Shakespeare's Pericles, Prince of Tyre on Friday and Saturday, March 27 and 28 at 8 pm and Sunday, March 29 at 2 pm in the Frear Ensemble Theater, Lang Performing Arts Center (LPAC). A cast of fifteen offer a fresh telling of Shakespeare's epic tale of one man's journey through the exotic islands and ancient cities of a mythic Mediterranean.

As Pericles, and then his daughter, quest to find what's been lost, they come across pirates and prostitutes, corrupt Kings and licentious Governors, victims of incest and priestesses of the moon, evil stepmothers and amorous lovers-all coming together to create an adventurous and fantastic tale of transformation and redemption.

Guest artist Eleanor Holdridge directs with Christopher Compton '09 assistant directing. Pericles features new music composed by Christopher Colucci; set and costume design by Laila Swanson; sound design by Louis Jargow '10; and lighting design by Kim Comer '09.

The performances are free and open to the public without advance reservations. Each performance will be followed by a reception in LPAC lower lobby with the cast and crew of the production. For further information, contact Liza Clark at lclark1@swarthmore.edu or call (610) 328-8260.