The Shakespeare Project of Chicago: Pericles, Prince of Tyre

6:15 PM - 9:00 PM
Elmhurst Public Library
Large Meeting Room

Event Details

“'O come, be buried A second time within these arms." Pericles, Prince of Tyre, is one of Shakespeare’s last plays, one of his greatest romances, and thought to be co-authored with fellow playwright George Wilkins. Pericles is a virtuous, good man that has some terrible things happen to him. In Pericles, we are asked the question: How much misfortune can one person endure? He discovers a terrible truth and is subsequently pursued by an assassin. He falls in love and weds a beautiful princess only to have her die while giving birth during a raging sea storm. He rescues a nation from starvation only to have its rulers attempt to murder his only child due to petty jealousy. On we go. Pericles’ journey tests the human spirit to its furthest limits of patience and anger, hope and despair. His journey becomes our journey: a journey through a world whose capricious winds may blow our little helpless sails up and down, to and fro, on an indifferent sea; where our ability to survive becomes dependent on our ability to endure. J.R. Sullivan directs. Don’t miss the opportunity to see this rarely-seen classic. Come at 6:15 p.m. for a short 15 minute lecture on the play.
Event Type(s): Adult Program, Large Parking Restricted Event (P)
Age Group(s): Adults

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