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Pericles by William Shakespeare as performed by Ms. Gower's 1st - Short Play, Comedy

Pericles by William Shakespeare as performed by Ms. Gower's 1st

Jeffrey T. Bower

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Short Play, Comedy

12boy(s) or girl(s)

ISBN: 9780874400991

Adapted by Jeffrey T. Bower
Ms. Gower's 1st grade class proudly presents PERICLES by William Shakespeare!  A classic is restored as a group of hyper and unfocused children try their best at performing a light hearted and comical version of the traditional tale.

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Description

Short Play

Comedy

Adaptations (Shakespeare)

40 minutes

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - A classroom provides the set for the play within a play.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission, Physical Comedy

Competition or audition material

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Senior, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Ms. Gower's 1st grade class proudly presents PERICLES by William Shakespeare!  A classic is restored as a group of hyper and unfocused children try their best at performing a light hearted and comical version of the traditional tale.  Narrated by their teacher, Ms. Gower, the story follows Pericles' travles and adventures.  From saving starving nations by delivering fast food, to gallantly fighting knights with his plastic sword, to winning over hearts with his dance skills, this clever "play within a play" is a well crafted ball of mayhem, perfect for theatrical competitions or pleasing your audience.  The final moments will warm your heart as the performance brings together the once disorderly class, and changes the life of the most misbehaved student.

Pericles... received its world premiere at the Loading Dock Theatre at G-Star School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida on October 9th, 2006.  A revised version of Pericles... was performed at the District X Thespian One Act Festival in Jupiter, Florida on November 17th, 2006.

Characters

CASTING

12boy(s) or girl(s)

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Expandable casting, Features Teens, Flexible casting, Room for Extras

CASTING NOTES

Cast can expand up to 17 roles

CHORUS SIZE

No Chorus

MS. GOWER - Caring but stern teacher that has organized this public performance.

THE CHILDREN
ROSS - Teacher’s pet, performs the role of Pericles.
SHAY - Troubled child who is turned around by the performance, performs the roles of Cerimon & Bawd.
AMANDA - Energetic, performs the role of Thaisa.
DEBRA - Ballerina, performs the role of Marina.
FARRAH - Popular, performs the role of Simonides.
ASHLEY C. - Sneaky, performs the role of Dionyza.
LALO - Nerdy boy, performs the role of Lysimachus.
STEPHANIE - Smart, performs the role of Helicanus.
BLAZE - Slow, performs the role of Boult.
ASHLEY E. - Mature, performs the role of Pander.
WHITNEY - Ditzy, performs the role of 1st Fisherman.
ANGIE - Loud/Spastic class clown, performs the roles of 2nd Fisherman & Philomen.
MARIA - Squirmy, performs the roles of 3rd Fisherman & Lychorida.
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Jeffrey T. Bower

Jeffrey T. Bower

Jeffrey T. Bower was born and raised in the small city of Auburn, New York.  He has come a long way since his theatrical debut as Farmer MacGregor in his Kindergarten play of Peter Rabbit. He received his BA in Mathematics from SUNY Binghamton and his MFA in Acting from Florida Atlantic University. Upon completion of his degree at FAU, Mr. Bower spent a year as a full time company member with the ... view full profile

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