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Shakespeare woos with Pericles in Atlanta
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While “Pericles: Prince of Tyre” is not considered one of the masterpieces of Western literature, the artistic director of the New American Shakespeare Tavern in Atlanta wants everyone to see the play.

Therefore, the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse will perform “Pericles” for two short weeks. Performances will run from Aug. 28 to Sept. 6 at 499 Peachtree St. NE in downtown Atlanta. Showtimes begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Sundays.

Tickets are $15 and available by calling 404-874-5299 or online at shakespearetavern.com.

“Pericles: Prince of Tyre” story takes place all over the ancient Mediterranean in Antioch, Tyre, Mytilene, Pentapolis and Tarsus. It also covers a span of more than 20 years.

Characters include an Evil Stepmother, an incestuous Tyrant, Pirates, two resurrections, a brothel, the Goddess Diana, shipwrecks and more laughs than you can shake a spear at. And the entire story is woven together by an original score by composer, Bo Gaiason.

The two-act play lasts about two hours with a 15-minute intermission. And the cast of 16 actors play 70 roles who change costumes 93 times.

For more information, call 404-874-5299 or visit shakespearetavern.com.

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