Free Shakespeare in the Park - 2021

Pericles, Prince of Tyre

San Francisco Shakespeare Festival is thrilled to announce the title for this summer's Free Shakespeare production - Pericles, Prince of Tyre. The artistic committee behind this choice feels that the hero's epic journey in this play resonates with the extreme ups and downs experienced by our communities in this last pandemic year. Pericles's serial encounters with tragedy, storm, shipwreck, and loss are eased by the hero's experience of reunion, recuperation, and hope at the end of the play.

Pericles, Prince of Tyre will begin as a live, virtual production. If you saw our virtual production of King Lear last summer, be prepared to witness an even greater union of art and technology as we implement the latest techniques of virtual theatre. A return to parks and in-person performance is an open question dependent on state and local guidelines, which we are monitoring carefully.

For more information about our selection of Pericles, Prince of Tyre, watch the video announcement below by Artistic Director, Rebecca Ennals.