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  • 812 E Rollins Street
  • Orlando, FL
  • USA

The Adventures of Pericles
February 24 - March 26, 2016

A new modern verse translation by Ellen McLaughlin
of the play by William Shakespeare
Margeson Theater

In Shakespeare's most fantastical tale, Prince Pericles of Tyre finds his life is in danger after solving the puzzle of a murderous king. Forced to flee across the seas, he embarks on an odyssey in search of adventure, riches, and a lost princess. As he travels to parts unknown, the prince discovers the ultimate satisfaction is simply coming home.

Commissioned by Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Artistic Director Bill Rauch
Executive Director Cynthia Rider
As part of Play on! 36 playwrights translate Shakespeare

Critic and Audience Comments

“...they’ve given us a superior “Pericles,”...Mr. Helsinger’s “Pericles” is at once traditional and up to date, with period costumes, a simple but handsome unit set and plenty of comedy to leaven the twisty plot. The results are pleasing in every way...”- Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal

“Orlando Shakespeare Theater's handsome production, directed by Jim Helsinger, sets the right tone of playful adventure.”- Matt Palm, Orlando Sentinel

"Pericles presents a rare opportunity to experience a modern translation of Shakespeare and you don't want to miss it. Even if (or perhaps, especially if) you are on the fence with Shakespeare's style, take a chance and go see this show." - Broadway World, Orlando

"The Adventures of Pericles masterfully portrayed an otherworldly and mystical ancient Greece, and Pericles’ adventures through it were fun and enrapturing." - Central Florida Future