American Bard Theater Company will present Pericles, Prince of Tyre, an epic play about treachery, love, hope and perseverance written by William Shakespeare and George Wilkins. Jack Herholdt and Natalie Doyle Holmes adapted the play and direct a cast of 11, including Tim C. Goodwin*, Lily Warpinski, Ross Hewitt, Bryan L. Cohen, Jack Herholdt*, Natalie D. Holmes, Cheri Wicks, Erin Gilbreth*, Tom Wolfson, Robert Dyckman*, and Elizabeth Galalis. Performances for Pericles, Prince of Tyre will be held at the Saint Mary’s, Times Square, Third Floor Theatre, 145 West 46th Street (between Sixth and Seventh Aves.) for sixteen performances beginning Friday, March 9th through Sunday, April 1st, 2012. AEA Approved Showcase. *Member, Actors’ Equity Assoc.
About the show: Through three storms at sea, five far-away lands and one prince’s lifetime, Pericles, Prince of Tyre is an adventurous, romantic comedy complete with deadly pirates, charming princesses and a hero prince who takes a constant cosmic beating. In this epic tale, treachery, incest and deadly abuses of power conspire to conquer goodness, love and dignity. Can hopeful perseverance and good deeds change the world?
Seldom produced, Pericles was co-authored by William Shakespeare who completed the work of his contemporary, the unscrupulous George Wilkins. In this 2012 adaptation, the American Bard Artistic Ensemble and guest artists play multiple roles while creating a vivid aesthetic with fabrics, acoustic sounds, original music, and creative puppetry, reflecting the relevant and vital work of an emerging classic theater company in New York City.
From co-director and co-adaptor Natalie Doyle Holmes: "I'm interested in using as many different theatrical constructs as needed to tell a story. When I read Pericles, Prince of Tyre I believed there to be the potential to play with a world of theatrical goodies (puppets, music, fabrics, etc.). I saw the script as a gateway into a colorful world of playful textures, sights and sounds. That's how it grabbed me. Jack Herholdt and I "adapted" the script to plant a piece of ourselves in the story, make it our own, and feel an even closer connection to the work. It's still very much Wilkins' and Shakespeare's script, and we like to think of it as Wilkins', Shakespeare's and the American Bard Theater Company's script as well."
Pericles, Prince of Tyre is produced by American Bard Theater Company. Adapted and Co-Directed by: Jack Herholdt and Natalie Doyle Holmes; Original Music: Will TN Hall; Music Director: Tom Wolfson; Scenic and Lighting Designer: Mark Hankla; Sound Designer: Jeanne Travis; Fight Choreographer: Sam Laakso; Choreographer: Kikau Alvaro; Puppet Master Builder/Designer: Emily Hartford; Production Stage Manager: Olivia Gemelli; Assistant Stage Manager: Emily Asaro; Graphic Designer: Mark Schulz; Photographer: Carrie Crow; Publicist: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR.
Pericles, Prince of Tyre plays for sixteen performances from Friday, March 9 to Sunday, April 1, 2012, with performances Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, and Saturdays & Sundays at 2pm.
Tickets are $18 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased online at www.americanbard.org or by calling 212-352-3101. Group sales, call 347-422-7309 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please visit www.americanbard.org.
The runtime for Pericles, Prince of Tyre is approximately 2 hours with one intermission.
Natalie Doyle Holmes (Co-Director) is a theater professional who enjoys wearing many theatrical hats. As an Actor she has worked with NYC companies such as The Public Theater, Theater for the New City, American Bard Theater Company and Turtle Shell Productions. NYC directing credits include: Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, Much Ado About Nothing and Quicksand. Assistant Directing credits include: Shakespeare’s As You Like It and Euripides’ Trojan Women. As a Dramaturg, Natalie worked on such projects as the American premiere of Molièreat Montclair State University (where she completed both a BFA in Acting and MA in Theatre Studies) and Four by Tenn with the American Bard Theater Company where she is currently the Artistic Director. NatalieDoyleHolmes.Com