Pericles

“Vividly staged by Nunn. Rich…Fantastical…Sleek. Camargo speaks the verse with marvelous clarity and invests it with the heat of real feeling.” - The New York Times

“Nunn has cast actors who serve the verse so that the beauty pops as much as the humor. Camargo speaks beautifully with affecting dignity.” - NY Magazine

“★★★★…A fabulous fairytale…Sumptuous and spectacular.” - The Guardian

“Sweeping, majestic…magical, theatrical…with music, dance, and pageantry all contributing to the glow. ” - The New Yorker

PERICLES

Written by William Shakespeare
Music Composed by Shaun Davey
Featuring Christian Camargo
Directed by Trevor Nunn
EXTENDED! February 14 – April 10, 2016

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“Trevor Nunn works closely and collaboratively with his actors, but his first duty is always to the story.”
– Alexis Soloski, The New York Times
To read the full New York Times feature CLICK HERE

“Vividly staged by Trevor Nunn. Rich…Fantastical…Sleek.  The splendid music by Shaun Davey is played by PigPen Theatre Co.  Christian Camargo speaks the verse with marvelous clarity and invests it with the heat of real feeling.”
– Charles Isherwood,
The New York Times Critics’ Pick

“★★★★ Ravishing…directorial mastery…an impressively noble Christian Camargo…the play is finally quite moving.”
– Adam Feldman, Time Out New York, Critics’ Pick

“Looks and sounds great…. Nunn has cast actors who serve the verse so that the beauty pops as much as the humor. Christian Camargo speaks beautifully… with affecting dignity.” –Jesse Green, New York Magazine

“★★★★…A fabulous fairytale…Sumptuous and spectacular.” – Alexis Soloski, The Guardian

Sweeping, majestic…magical, theatrical…with music, dance, and pageantry all contributing to the glow. – The New Yorker 

Pericles tells a surging adventure story—a hero wanders Odysseus-like through the world of the Mediterranean—and climaxes with events that are seemingly miraculous.

An original score composed by Tony-nominated Shaun Davey helps convey the mystery and magic of this tale of redemption, reconciliation, and forgiveness. The acclaimed story-teller musicians of PigPen Theatre Co. lend their voices and instrumentation to the production, playing Mr. Davey’s score and performing various roles throughout.

Christian Camargo returns to TFANA, following his performances in Coriolanus and Hamlet, to play the title role. Trevor Nunn, former Artistic Director, Royal Shakespeare Company and Royal National Theatre, stages Pericles, one of Shakespeare’s late plays, for the first time in his career.

“The mighty role of Hamlet sits with remarkable ease on Christian Camargo, the tremendously gifted actor.
His fluid, natural handling of the language establishes an instant intimacy with the audience.
To perform this bounteous, demanding role – a career landmark for all actors –
with such intelligence, sensitivity, and truth is a major accomplishment.” – Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Running Time: Approximately 2 hour and 45 minutes with one intermission
Please be advised, PERICLES contains smoke, haze, and strobe lights.

SPECIAL EVENTS

PIGPEN THEATRE CO. IN CONCERT:
April 10, Doors open at 6:45pm, concert begins at 7pm

PPTC_approved The acclaimed storyteller musicians of PigPen Theatre Co. will take the stage at Polonsky Shakespeare Center for one night only, following the final performance of PERICLES on April 10.

Tickets to the concert are FREE with a season subscription or the purchase of a ticket at any price to an extension performance of PERICLES (March 29-April 10). Look for the free access code in your ticket confirmation email when you purchase your ticket to PERICLES.

Premium tickets to the concert are $125 and include a reserved seat, signed “Whole Sun” album and a signed PERICLES poster, plus a drink ticket to be used at Food & Drink in our lobby.

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE OR PURCHASE YOUR TICKET
For questions concerning PigPen Theatre Co. in Concert email tickets@tfana.org or call the Box Office at (212) 229-2819×10

CLICK HERE to read the 360° Viewfinder production guide, with facts and perspectives on PERICLES.


VIDEOS

Watch our PERICLES Trailer below

Watch Trevor Nunn talk about directing PERICLES below

Go behind the scenes at PERICLES First Rehearsal

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Leadership support for Pericles is provided by The Polonsky Foundation and The Thompson Family Foundation. Additional major support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and Shakespeare in American Communities, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, as well as the Rosalind P. Walter Foundation. Endowment funds for the production are provided by The Howard Gilman Foundation Fund for Classic Drama.

Pictured: Trevor Nunn, photo by Geraint Lewis. Christian Camargo, photo by Walter McBride.