"The very best summer thing."
-- Warren Greenwood, Ithaca Times
For summer 2019, we'll be taking you on a tour of the Mediterranean, pairing Shakespeare's most popular comedy with one of his little-known late works.
An epic journey around the Mediterranean and across the decades, chronicling one man's triumphs and tragedies over the course of his life. From palaces to brothels, from shipwrecks to the appearance of a goddess, from the joy of love and family to the pain of their loss, Pericles is a thrilling adventure, a timeless romance, and a moving family drama all rolled into one. Don't miss this rare Shakespearean treasure!
It's been four years since we presented Shakespeare's most magical play, and the time is right to return to perhaps the most perfect theatrical comedy ever written. Set in an Ancient Greece that seems suspiciously similar to Elizabethan England, Shakespeare serves up quarreling lovers, feuding fairies, a mischievous hobgoblin, love potions gone wrong, and a hapless band of wanna-be actors stumbling around in the forest. No matter how many times you've seen it, this play never grows old and always has something fresh and funny to offer.
The Ithaca Shakespeare Company will be presenting its 2019 summer season at Robert H. Treman State Park, one of the most beautiful parks in New York State.