Shakespeare in Clark Park Presents “Pericles”
Free outdoor showings feature circus performers
Shakespeare in Clark Park, an organization that brings professional productions of Shakespeare plays to Philadelphia’s parks, will be performing “Pericles, Prince of Tyre” in the “bowl” section of West Philadelphia’s Clark Park. The shows, performed nightly at 7 p.m., begin today and will continue through August 1.
The show is an exciting tale about shipwrecks, chivalry and family and will be put on by a troupe of circus performers. As SCP describes on their website, the play “starts with an innocent riddle. But the answer is deadly and when Pericles uncovers the terrible truth he flees the land of Antioch and sets in motion an adventure full of love, peril and perseverance that reverberates across three nations.”
There are three seating options available. You can make online reservations for COVID-safe seating, which requires masking and distancing, and seating for fulling vaccinated groups. There will also be open seating available at the park that does not require a reservation.
All of SCP’s productions are free in an effort to make cultural events more accessible to all. The organization has two other shows coming up later this summer. “Peril’s Island” will be performed at Harrowgate Park in North Philadelphia from August 13-15. If you miss this weekend’s showings of Pericles, you can catch it at Vernon Park in Germantown from August 28-29 as part of an all-ages interactive fair.