For the first time in its 17-year history, The Shakespeare Theatre presents Shakespeare’s romantic and spectacular adventure Pericles, complete with tyrant king, wicked stepmother, young heroine, shipwrecks and pirates. A wandering noble in a tumultuous land, Pericles, Prince of Tyre, travels the world by sea, finding love, tribulation and adventure. Featuring Shakespeare Theatre veteran Ryan Artzberger in the title role, Shakespeare’s epic tale of redemption celebrates the power of virtue. Pericles’ fantastical journey through exotic lands ends with a joyous family reunion, considered unsurpassed in the beauty of its language. Director Mary Zimmerman, who won a Tony Award for her stunning production of Metamorphoses, makes her Shakespeare Theatre debut.
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