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SOU Theatre presents: Pericles by William Shakespeare

Let Shakespeare's words guide you on a magnificent voyage Pericles -  a vibrant and exuberant play where laughter and love intertwine, and the spirit of adventure knows no bounds. Prepare to be swept away by the irrepressible joy that permeates every scene, and let Pericles transport you to a world where happiness reigns supreme.

Written by William Shakespeare and adapted and directed by David McCandless, SOU's Pericles is a musical with live music from The Fret Drifters, and opens on Thursday, May 16th and runs through May 26th with both evening and matinee performances on the SOU Main Stage Theatre. 

Our hero, Pericles, has a buoyant spirit and indomitable courage that serve as beacons of hope in a world of tumultuous seas and treacherous shores. As Pericles sets sail on his grand odyssey, the stage becomes an ocean of wonder, alive with thrilling encounters and serendipitous meetings. The play is infused with a whimsical sense of humor with witty wordplay and clever banter that will have you giggling and grinning from ear to ear, as the characters navigate the intricate web of fate, weaving their destinies together.

But Pericles isn't just a rollicking adventure—it's a celebration of the human spirit. Along the way, you'll witness the transformative power of love, as Pericles and his beloved, Thaisa, navigate the stormy seas of separation and tragedy. Their reunion is a testament to the enduring strength of the human heart and the triumph of love over adversity.

The play's vibrant tapestry is enriched by a colorful cast of characters, each with their own quirks and charms. From the wise and noble King Simonides to the mischievous and enchanting Marina, Shakespeare's pen brings them to life, imbuing them with an irresistible zest for existence. From shipwrecks to tournaments, from the mystical to the mundane, every moment is filled with vibrant spectacle and unadulterated delight.

The SOU cast includes: Aidan Jenkins as Pericles, Gabi Vidaña as Marina, and Alexis Edwards as the Narrator. The rest of the players include: Leora Aurilio, Trevor Bikos, MJ Clark, Andrew Chvatal, Meredith Cook, Sara Cook, Isaac Glace, Grant Halverson, Allan P. Jones II, Tegan Kelley, Sonja Kinney, Jade Morgan Krische, Max Laycock, Connor Lomeli, Sam Lucas, Jane McCaffrey, Reilly J. O’Donnell, Connor O’Ryan, Liam Thompson, and Jasmine Welks--along with understudies Pierce Bach, Shane Howard, Byers Sullivan, and Sarah Watson. The design team consists of Nina Schiefelbein (set), Will Dockter, Isabel Furchner, and Kirby Kirby (lighting), Eleni Johnson (costumes), and Myles Crow (sound). Cody Johnson serves as stage manager, with Morgan Vimmerstedt as technical director.

Pericles is rated PG-13 for adult themes and will run approximately 3 hours including a 15- minute intermission. 

Pericles Performances: 

Thursday, May 16th - 8:00pm (opening night)

Friday, May 17th - 8:00pm

Saturday, May 18th - 8:00pm (TALK BACK AFTER THE SHOW)

Thursday, May 23rd - 8:00pm

Friday, May 24th - 8:00pm  (TALK BACK AFTER THE SHOW)

Saturday, May 25th - 2:00pm

Saturday, May 25th - 8:00pm

Sunday, May 26th - 2:00pm (closing show)

Thursday, May 23 at 8:00pm to 11:00pm

More dates through May 26, 2024

Southern Oregon University, Main Stage Theatre
1250 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, OR 97520

Event Type

Local Events

Target Audience

Prospective Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, Students, Community



$25 general tickets, $20 for seniors;

Oregon Center for the Arts


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