An actor pulls up a chair and begins a story: Pericles. It’s a big story with over fifty characters, spanning five countries and fifteen years. In our production, seven actors tell the story of shipwrecks and reunions on a bare stage with only a few props on hand to help them. They play nuns and knights, sailors and prostitutes, fishermen and goddesses, an innocent virgin and an incestuous king. Usually presented as a heavily-costumed epic romance, this production focuses on the smaller, more powerful drama at the center of it, about a shattered family trying to survive in a treacherous world.
Starts: August 10, 2012
Ends: September 1, 2012
Event Times: Thursday through Saturday nights at 8:00 p.m.
Ticket Information: $9 at the door, call 608-244-8338 for reservations
Location of this event
Broom Street Theater
1119 Williamson St.
Madison, WI 53703
Web site: BSTonline.org
Description:Established in 1969, Broom Street Theater is one of a few theaters left that only produces original works. The theater presents seven world-premiere plays each year by playwrights who frequently direct their own scripts. It is a non-equity theater which tends to focus on current issues and trends.