ARTS Pick: Pericles, Prince of Tyre

Gregory Jon Phelps stars as Pericles in one of the featured productions in American Shakespeare Center’s fall lineup. Photo credit: Michael Bailey Gregory Jon Phelps stars as Pericles in one of the featured productions in American Shakespeare Center’s fall lineup. Photo credit: Michael Bailey

If a high seas adventure delivered in iambic pentameter isn’t enough to get you off the couch, then maybe the added splendor of seeing it performed on an authentic Shakespearean stage—in the same manner that the bard himself would’ve produced—will get you searching for your shoes. Staunton’s famous replica theater is staging Pericles, Prince of Tyre. Labeled as a romance with elements of comedy, the story centers around the ill-fated prince who is driven from his land by a secret, but perhaps most intriguing is the debate over whether Wm. Shakespeare actually wrote it.

Saturday 9/27. $16-42, times vary. Blackfriar’s Theater, 10 S. Market St., Staunton. (540)851-1733.

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