Fri, Oct 06|
FAME Friday: Pericles (Shakespeare in the Park INSIDE)
Shakespeare in the Park with Stone Soup Shakespeare
Time & Location
Oct 06, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Chicago, 1319 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
About the event
Shakespeare in the Park is a wonderful tradition, and we are bringing it inside for the second year in a row with our collaborators: Stone Soup Shakespeare.
This year they present Pericles. This rarely performed play is ~90 minutes long.
Doors open at 5:30 so you can arrive and set yourself up. We will have chairs and some blankets, or bring your own. Also feel free to bring a picnic and pretend you are in the park, from the climate controlled comfort of the FAME Center.
Performance begins at 6PM and lasts ~90 minutes
Pericles, Prince of Tyre is the adventurous tale of Pericles as he travels from island to island in search of love, happiness, and home. He narrowly escapes death from a dastardly king, aids an impoverished island, is shipwrecked, finds love, loses it, and just as we think all is lost, we travel forward in time to see his daughter's adventures in the islands he traveled through in his own youth. As our characters journey, so do we, inviting us all to face adventure, and reflect on what it is we are searching for when we leave home, and how home changes once we find it. With music, puppets, pirates, and more, we look forward to celebrating this fantastical tale together.
Pericles is presented as a Family Friendly production complete with puppets and a couple pirates too.
Note: there are some allusions to more mature content (think the genie from Aladdin) presented in elevated language (specifically references to incest and prostitution; nothing of a graphic nature); Pericles is basically a wild fairy tale where a lot happens and the audience is often on the edge of their seats hoping for a happy ending for our main characters
This event is FREE thanks to a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.
Donations are encouraged to assist in the continuation of free, reduced cost and scholarship programs at FAME Center.