BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of CST's PERICLES

Chicago Shakespeare Theater continues the 2014/15 season with William Shakespeare's riveting odyssey Pericles, staged by CST veteran director David H. Bell and featuring Stratford Festival company member Ben Carlson in the title role. The production runs through January 18, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Wildly popular in Shakespeare's time, this heroic saga transports audiences to exotic worlds filled with magic and adventure where anything -- even a miracle -- is possible. The first of Shakespeare's romances, Pericles features some of the playwright's most eloquent and moving language, exploring redemption, the renewal of love and life itself.

In Shakespeare's most wondrous tale, Pericles, the Prince of Tyre, solves the secret riddle of a tyrannical king and is forced to flee his own land for fear of his life. The hero embarks on an odyssey of unexpected proportions in search of his future. As he travels to parts unknown, he is confronted by villains, pirates, goddesses and kings.

Ben Carlson returns to Chicago Shakespeare to take on yet another title role. CST audiences will recall Carlson's stirring performances in the title roles of Hamlet (2006), for which he received a Jeff Award, andMacbeth (2009). Most recently on CST's stage, he delighted as the hilarious Frank in David Ives's The School for Lies.

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