Written by William Shakespeare
“Trevor Nunn works closely and collaboratively with his actors, but his first duty is always to the story.”
– Alexis Soloski, The New York Times
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“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.
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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.