The Shakespeare Project of Chicago theatrical reading series presents free Shakespeare.
Pericles, Prince of Tyre
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.
Dates Times Locations
Friday, October 19, 2018 at 7:00PM, The Niles-Maine District Library*, 6960 W. Oakton Street, Niles, Illinois
Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 2:00PM, The Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois
Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 2:00PM, The Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Avenue, Highland Park, Illinois
Monday, October 22, 2018 at 6:30PM, Vernon Area Public Library*, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire, Illinois
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 7:15PM, Mount Prospect Public Library*, 10 S. Emerson Street, Mount Prospect, Illinois
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 7:15PM at Plymouth Place Senior Living, 315 N. LaGrange Road, LaGrange Park, Illinois
Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 6:30PM at Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Avenue, Elmhurst, Illinois 60126
An introduction to the play commences 15 minutes prior to curtain.
Admission is free, seating is limited.
* Pre-registration required at Niles Public Library (call 847-663-1234)
* Pre-registration required at Vernon Area Public Library (call 847-634-3650)
* Pre-registration required at Mount Prospect Public Library (call 847-253-5675)
Founded in 1996, The Shakespeare Project of Chicago was created to achieve three main goals:
- To bring to life the words of William Shakespeare and the world’s other great dramatists.
- To foster the talents of members of Actors’ Equity Association, the professional union of actors and stage managers.
- To present the plays to members of our community for free.