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ENCORES: ‘Pericles’ produced by Folger Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and the Guthrie Theater (2015)

Folger ENCORES, red theater seats fading into darkness
Folger ENCORES, red theater seats fading into darkness

Folger Public Programs is pleased to present ENCORES, a weekly online series highlighting past performances and recalling the rich history of programming on the historic Folger stage. As many arts and cultural institutions remain closed during this time, these ENCORES provide a way to connect and revisit the breadth of Folger offerings with a wider audience.

ENCORES presents

Folger Theatre
Pericles by William Shakespeare
Directed by Joseph Haj
Music and lyrics by Jack Herrick
Originally produced by Folger Theatre
with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Guthrie Theater, 2015
Read the Dramaturg’s Notes for this production

Performed by

  • Jennie Greenberry, Marina
  • Wayne T. Carr, Pericles
  • Emily Serdahl, Diana


  • Scenic Design by Jan Chambers
  • Costume Design by Raquel Barreto
  • Lighting Design by Rui Rita
  • Sound Design by Amadon Jaeger
  • Video Design by Francesca Talenti
  • Production Stage Manager, Gwen Turos

For a complete list of blog posts related to this production, click here.

Read the introduction by cast member Jennie Greenberry:

Hello and welcome to Folger ENCORES. I’m Jennie Greenberry. The Folger has been sharing selections of their plays, music, and spoken word pieces with you in this ENCORES series, and this week we’re revisiting Shakespeare’s Pericles.

Now, this production of Pericles was an amazing collaboration between the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Guthrie Theater, and of course, the Folger. I had the immense pleasure and privilege of playing Marina throughout the entirety of our 13-month run. Now I’m not exaggerating when I tell you that being a part of this production was a life-changing experience, not only because I got to spend so much time with this role and this beautiful play, but I got to spend that time in the company of brilliant artists—everyone, from our director Joe Haj to Wayne Carr who played our Pericles, Jack Herrick our music director and composer, and of course, an army of talented designers, stagehands, technicians, and I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the glue that held us all together throughout our production, Gwen Turos, our incomparable stage manager.

Now in this scene, Marina greets Pericles with a song that was composed by our very own Jack Herrick. It was such a pleasure for me to get to sing this every night and I really hope that you’ll enjoy watching it too.

If you would like to know more about Pericles or the Folger, feel free to visit them at their website: We hope you’ll join us for these weekly episodes of ENCORES, highlighting all of the magic that the Folger has to offer. Thank you.

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