Pericles, Prince of Tyre

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T. Ryder Smith as The Pander; Kathleen Monteleone as The Bawd.

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Foreground, Kathleen Monteleone, Don Perkins, Diana LaMar, T. Ryder Smith.

 

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Eric Kramer as Pericles.

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Leland Gantt as Gower.

Excerpts from the reviews

“Paul  Barry rises to a rare challenge. It’s many small shortcomings aside, his production is not only entertaining, but heartfelt and ultimately stirring. The prow-like stage is hung with rotting sails and riggings, and the actors enter in a welter of modern dress, Caribbean costumes and buccaneer accessories. Gradually, these tipsy tourists and bored sailors don ancient garb to enact Shakespeare’s story . . . Eric Kramer is a deeply successful Pericles, Diana LaMar ‘s Marina wins us over with her ethereal tenderness . . . and there is a wonderfully witty, double-edged performance by Festival discovery T. Ryder Smith as King Saturninus and The Pander . . . Odd, fitful, spellbinding, sometimes silly and sometimes profound, ‘Pericles’ is among the Festival’s richest achievements.” – Bob Campbell, The Newark Star-Ledger 

“What a journey! What a production! . . . Best of all is that rare but always exciting sense of ensemble, the spirit which an entire cast reflects when they know what they are doing is extraordinary. ‘Pericles’ is a tough play, a major challenge, but this company makes it look easy.“ – Allen Crossett, The Observer-Tribune