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.



Gallery: In Rehearsal


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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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Q&A with the Director

Celebrated Director David H. Bell returns to Chicago Shakespeare and talks about his inspiration for CST's first production of Pericles.
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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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The Players

Creative Team

David H. Bell Director

Henry Marsh Original Music

Ethan Deppe Music Director

Scott Davis Scenic Designer

Nan Cibula-Jenkins Costume Designer

Jesse Klug Lighting Designer

Aaron Rhyne Projections Designer

James Savage Sound Designer

Melissa Veal Wig and Make-up Designer

Susan Felder Verse Coach

Deborah Acker Stage Manager

Calyn P. Swain Assistant Stage Manager


Lisa Berry Thaisa/Diane

Ben Carlson Pericles

Wesley Truman Daniel Knight/Pirate

Jed Feder Percussion/Lord

Sean Fortunato Antiochus/Lysimachus

Brian Grey Knight/Sailor

Kevin Gudahl Simonides

Ryan Hallahan Leonine/Sailor

Sharriese Y. Hamilton Bio Ensemble

Torrey Hanson Cleon/Escanes

Dion Johnstone Helicanus

Ora Jones Bawd/Lychorida

Emma Ladji Dionyza's Daughter

Ross Lehman Cerimon/Pandar/Fisherman

Lia D. Mortensen Dionyza

Eliza Palasz Antiochus' Daughter

Cristina Panfilio Marina

Eric Parks Thailard/Pirate

MarvinQuijada Fisherman/Gentleman

Bri Sudia Denizen of Brothel/Ensemble

Dan Toot Percussion/Ensemble

Derrick Trumbly Boult/Fishemand

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