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Theatre Rhino’s Pericles

Fri, May 26, 6:00pm8:00pm

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One event on Sat, May 27, 2023 at 1:00pm

Stormy clouds above crashing waves with the text "Pericles"
Fri, May 26
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens
Mission St. between 3rd & 4th Sts.
San Francisco, CA + Google Map
(415) 543-1718


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This program has two showings: Friday, May 26 at 6pm and Saturday, May 27 at 1pm.

Theatre Rhinoceros and Yerba Buena Gardens Festival present Shakespeare’s Pericles, textually queered and performed outdoors on the beautiful grounds of Yerba Buena Gardens, per Theatre Rhino tradition. In one of Shakespeare’s most misunderstood comedies, Pericles guesses a dreadful secret of Antiochus and must flee his assassins. A desperate story of love, lust, and death ensues – an adventure that Pericles, his wife and his daughter to the corners of the earth and the nether reaches of self-discovery, remorse and forgiveness. Shakespeare’s obscure romance is directed by Theatre Rhinoceros’ Executive Artistic Director John Fisher. The performance begins at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Waterfall and travels all over the Gardens.

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