Want to hear the inside scoop on what folks are saying about Pericles, Prince of Tyre?
Click Here to read the review printed in the Asheville Citizen-Times.
Here is some feedback from our Audiences…
“An almost bare stage with five actors and magic happens. Thanks for a great evening of theater.” -Facebook Comment
“The new season kicked off last week with an unlikely piece—a reimagining of one of Shakespeare’s more problematic works—”Pericles, Prince of Tyre.” The picaresque play has elements of “The Odyssey,” a medieval romance, with hints of other Shakespearean pieces—the storms and shipwrecks of “The Tempest” and “Twelfth Night,” the brothel settings of “Measure for Measure,” the narration of “Henry V.” Not content with this disparate amalgam of elements, the NC Stage incarnation adds contemporary theatre styles to the mix.” -Facebook Comment
“I had the most mystical, magical evening last night watching PERICLES. It is pure delight and ever so creative. Suitable for and a must see for students. Don’t miss it!” -Facebook Comment
“As I walked out of the North Carolina Stage Company’s production of Pericles last night, I asked Louisa if I just witnessed the best theatre I have ever seen? True, I have been in Asheville for more than a decade and have not been privy to the big market productions I was used to attending, but, as Louisa pointed out, “you see acting every day!” Your eye is as clear as it always was!” As I went into the lobby, with the understanding that I would be meeting Ron Bashford, the director, I rambled through my mind to find order so I could make some sort of coherent comment. Well, I am afraid I failed miserably. From the moment the five actors slipped onto the stage in reverent silence, their footsteps so gently falling upon the stage, I knew that I was in for a treat. Charlie, Lauren, Rebecca, Willie and Catori swam in the sea of inspiration all evening. Layer upon layer of ensemble choices streamed off of the stage. Ever delightful. Audacious. Creative in the way all good collaborative pieces are meant to be. I felt much like those standing in the pit hundreds of years ago must have felt when they saw the original production, delighted and entranced. As I said to Ron after the show, nothing is more painful than bad theatre, and nothing is more fulfilling than good theatre. We take a leap of faith every time we see a show. More often than not it is the former. But, oh my, when it is the latter. I command the universe to see this production. I would encourage everyone to allow this play to inform their creative core. To se what unselfish ensemble can accomplish. To look up into the strata of what you can aspire to be. After seeing Pericles, I am proud to be from Asheville.” -Posted with the Author’s Permission
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