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Pericles

November 30

January 18, 2015

in CST's Courtyard Theater

by William Shakespeare
directed by David H. Bell

 

The Play

Stratford Festival's Ben Carlson again treads the boards of CST's stage following turns as Macbeth, Hamlet (Jeff Award, Best Actor) and the outrageously funny Frank in The School for Lies. Chicago Tribune hails "few can match him…one of North America’s best classical performers." In Shakespeare's most fantastical tale, Pericles embarks on a tempest-tossed quest in search of adventure, wealth and family. As he travels to parts unknown, our hero is confronted by villains, pirates, goddesses and kings. In the end, he discovers an essential truth—the renewal of love and life itself.

 

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The Story

Pericles comes to Antioch to guess a riddle from the King. If correct, he'll win the hand of the Princess. If not, he will be put to death.
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Open Door Programs

This free series of audience enrichment programs offers introductory and in-depth studies of ideas embodied in the play.
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Access Shakespeare

CST strives to make our facility and performances accessible to all patrons. Our staff is ready to help in any way possible.
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The Players

Creative Team

David H. Bell Director

Cast

Ben Carlson Pericles

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