PERICLES directed by TREVOR NUNN at the POLONSKY SHAKESPEARE CENTER
Written by William Shakespeare Music Composed by Shaun Davey Featuring Christian Camargo Directed by Trevor Nunn EXTENDED! February 14 – April 10, 2016
Pericles tells a surging adventure story — a hero wanders Odysseus-like through the world of the Mediterranean — and climaxes with events that are seemingly miraculous.
An original score composed by Tony-nominated Shaun Davey helps convey the mystery and magic of this tale of redemption, reconciliation, and forgiveness. The acclaimed story-teller musicians of PigPen Theatre Co. lend their voices and instrumentation to the production, playing Mr. Davey’s score and performing various roles throughout.
Christian Camargo returns to TFANA, following his performances
in Coriolanus and Hamlet, to play the title role. Trevor Nunn, former Artistic Director, Royal Shakespeare Company and Royal National Theatre, stages Pericles, one of Shakespeare’s late plays, for the first time in his career.
Theatre for a New Audience - Polonsky Shakespeare Center
262 Ashland Pl.
Brooklyn, NY 11217.
REVIEW: This Pericles' production presented at the Theatre for a New Audience is by far the best production ever made of that work. Mr Trevor Nunn is reinventing (for the better) the way Shakespeare is made in America. From the first minutes, the audience is plunged into a dream with colors, lights, sounds and more. The production is superb and perfectly orchestrated enriched with superb lighting, music and sound effects. For once we can hear actors who have the perfect vocal delivery and projection. Mr Christian Camargo brings a new face to character of Pericles. Mr Raphael Nash Thompson delivers a perfect bass voice of narration so brings Mr Earl Baker Jr. with both charisma. All the rest of the cast is perfectly cast bringing together the best of Shakespearean actor of the new generation who understands the classic yet with a modern approach to a 2016 New York audience. This production will remain for many years in history for one of the most creative, intelligent, aesthetic and simply great! If you haven't seen it, run to buy tickets. You have the opportunity to watch history. Thank you Mr Nunn for bringing such beauty to us. Mr Shakespeare thanks you for elevating his work so well.