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
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
No Special Cautions
Adolescence, Childhood, Friendship
Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Senior, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)
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.