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Mountain View, California 55 Fairchild Drive, Mountain View, California 94043
08 - Oct
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(Nearby Event: Other)
Where:Cupertino Memorial Park, 21121 Stevens Creek Boulevard,, Santa Clara County, California, United States, 95014
Oct 2-10 / Saturdays, Sundays, and Friday, Oct 8 at 4pm\ \ For the 39th season of Free Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakespeare Festival presents \"Pericles, Prince of Tyre\" in four episodes. Episode 4, \"This Great Miracle\" opens with a recap of Episodes 1-3, that were presented as live broadcasts earlier this summer. Episodes 1-3 are also available on demand at youtube.com/sfshakes. As always, there is no charge for Free Shakespeare, nor for watching recordings of this performance.\ \ In Episode 4, Pericles\' daughter Marina has been kidnapped and sold to a brothel in Mytilene. She devises an escape and begins earning her living as a teacher. Believing his daughter to be dead, a despondent Pericles drifts to the island of Mytilene. Lysimachus, the local governor, summons Marina, thinking her kindness might comfort the depressed prince. A joyous recognition occurs between Pericles and his daughter when they realize the miraculous nature of this chance encounter. The goddess Diana descends and orders Pericles to visit her temple in Ephesus, where another reunion awaits.\ \ This Jacobean adventure is set in the classical past and spans many years in the life of the hero and his family. The action ricochets all over the Eastern Mediterranean moving from one ancient city to the next with travel animated by peril and punctuated by near-death experiences, tempests, and pirate kidnapping. These elements make Pericles an ideal play to perform episodically in miniseries fashion with cliffhangers bringing you back to for each new installment.\ \ The show runs approximately 75 minutes with no intermission. Audiences will be required to wear masks and socially distance, with three feet of space between themselves and their neighbors. Programs will primarily be provided digitally to limit close interaction with ushers and house managers. Per the theater\'s agreement with the union, Actors Equity Association, actors may not visit with audience members, nor sign autographs.\
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