By William Shakespeare
Directed By Joseph Haj
November 13 – December 20, 2015
Folger Theatre

This production closed on December 20, 2015.

Pericles, Prince of Tyre, sets sail on an extraordinary journey through the decades and is blown from the coasts of Phoenicia to Greece and to Turkey. Chased by the wicked King of Antioch, Pericles finds his true love in Thaisa and loses her and their daughter Marina on the rough seas.
Directed by Joseph Haj (Hamlet at Folger Theatre, 2010) who was recently named Artistic Director of the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, this production stars Wayne T. Carr, who won praise as Caliban in Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s The Tempest last season, and effectively incorporates striking visual projections and live music composed by Tony Award-winner Jack Herrick to stage a Pericles that has been hailed as “breathtaking entertainment” (Mail Tribune). 
Learn more about Pericles on the Folger Spotlight.
Download a free copy of Pericles on Folger Digital Texts.
This production of  Pericles was originally produced at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Bill Rauch, Artistic Director, Cynthia Rider, Executive Director.
In collaboration with the Guthrie Theater, this production of Pericles will be on stage in Minneapolis from January 16 to February 21, 2016.
Approximate run time is 2 hours and 20 minutes including an intermission.

Special Performances

Sunday November 15, 7pm
Tickets available beginning at 5pm at the box office window; cash only, limit one ticket per person.
Wednesday November 18, 6:30pm
Join us for a discussion with Pericles director Joseph Haj. Includes light fare reception. 
Tickets are $20. 
Friday November 20, 6pm
Join Folger Director Emeritus Gail Kern Paster and Charles DeSantis, Chairman of the Board of the United States Association for UNHCR, as they explore the connections between today's migration crisis and Shakespeare's Pericles.
FREE. Reservations required.
Friday November 20, 8pm
Tickets are $15 with valid student ID. 
Tuesday December 1, 6:30pm
Join the Folger's Heather Wolfe for a discussion on the Age of Lawyers exhibition on display in the Great Hall.
Tickets are $20.
Wednesday December 2, 6:30pm
A scholarly, insightful discussion of the play with Folger Director Michael Witmore. Includes light fare reception. 
Tickets are $20.
Thursday December 3, 6:30pm
Join our young patrons for a pre-performance discussion with Pericles cast members, U. Jonathan Toppo and Cedric Lamar. A beer reception with light fare is included. 
Tickets are $15.
Friday December 4, 6pm
Alyssa Connell and Marissa Nicosia, authors of the historical cooking website Cooking in the Archives, discuss finding, updating, and cooking recipes from the age of Shakespeare. 
FREE. Reservations required.
Thursday December 10, following the 7:30pm performance.
Join members of the cast for a post-show discussion moderated by Resident Dramaturg, Michele Osherow.
Friday December 11, 6pm
Louis R. Cohen, Folger Board Chair and Senior Council at WilmerHale, talks with Erin Kidwell, Curator of Legal History at Georgetown Law Library, about the connections between law in Shakespeare’s time and today. 
FREE. Reservations required.
Sunday December 13, 2pm
Call the box office at (202) 544-7077 for details.
Folger Theatre's open-captioned performances are generously sponsored by Vinton and Sigrid Cerf.
Friday December 18, 6pm
Join Folger Theatre and Folger Consort for a celebration of the season. Explore the Folger exhibition Age of Lawyers and do a little holiday shopping. All attendees receive food, drink, and a 10% discount on items purchased at the Folger Gift Shop.


Season Sponsors:
Helen and David Kenney and Family
Neal T. Turtell 
Contributing Sponsors:
Roger and Robin Millay 
Associate Sponsors:
Keith and Celia Arnaud
Maygene and Steve Daniels
Gail Kern Paster
Scott and Liz Vance


Who's Who

Marina/Antiochus' Daughter/Ensemble
Lord/Fisherman/Leonine/ Musician/Ensemble
Antiochus/Simonides/ Pandar/Ensemble
Lord of Tyre/ Sailor/Ensemble
Lady/Lychorida/Diana/ Ensemble
Music and Lyrics, Musical Director
Scenic Design
Costume Design
Lighting Design
Sound Design
Video Design
Movement Director
Production Stage Manager
Production Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Original Oregon Shakespeare Festival Casting
Associate Director