Pericles, Prince of Tyre

Shipwrecks. Knights and battles. Evil kings and virtuous princesses. Pericles, Prince of Tyre has it all, along with some of Shakespeare's most beautiful language! Though it is one of Shakespeare's most obscure plays, in performance it also one of his best-loved, and its themes of loss and redemption and the healing power of familial love never fail to enthrall audiences who are lucky enough to see a production! SRU Theatre's bold take on this neglected masterpiece features stunningly beautiful work from our design faculty and a haunting live score!
Pericles, Prince of Tyre, written by William Shakespeare, tells of a prince who risks his life to win a princess, but discovers that she is in a scandalous relationship with her father and flees to safety. He marries another princess, but she dies giving birth to their daughter. The adventures continue from one disaster to another until the grown-up daughter pulls her father out of despair and the play moves toward a gloriously happy ending.