Pericles (Classic Stage Company)
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Pericles (Classic Stage Company)
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Pericles (Classic Stage Company) NYC Reviews and Tickets

82%
(94 Ratings)
Positive
92%
Mixed
6%
Negative
2%
Members say
Clever, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Great staging

About the Show

Fiasco Theater's inventive take on Shakespeare's Pericles, featuring a transformative journey amid riddles, and betrayal.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (66)

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65 Reviews | 1 Follower
96
Great staging, Epic, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a fresh take on Pericles.

Don't see it if minimal sets/props annoys you.

56 Reviews | 12 Followers
92
Refreshing, Great staging, Delightful

See it if The fiasco ensemble is amazing! Such a beautiful and love-filled production. Great story and music from start to finish.

Don't see it if You want modern or conventional storytelling. Fiasco takes 'ensemble' to the nth degree and it pays off!

450 Reviews | 68 Followers
90
Great staging, Moving, Delightful

See it if you want to see lesser known Shakespeare done beautifully well. I'm not a "story theatre" fan but this production fiercely changed my mind.

Don't see it if you want serious or traditional Shakespeare.

783 Reviews | 148 Followers
90
Funny, Entertaining, Great acting, Clever

See it if Has music, singing, upbeat and fun. The character Pericles was played by four acting. Its not a sad show.

Don't see it if If you want a serious Shakespeare show.

144 Reviews | 42 Followers
90
Imaginative, Great singing, Great acting, Clever, Delightful

See it if You enjoy shows imaginatively staged w crates & fabric in an intimate setting where actors & audience become one. Great Acting & Music!

Don't see it if Shows w minimally staged props & costumes don't appeal to you. You prefer a formal theater experience that clearly delineates the stage. Read more

MSS
76 Reviews | 25 Followers
90
Great staging, Moving, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You would like an imaginative take on a Jacobean-era (mostly-Shakespeare) comedy that is both delightful and heartfelt.

Don't see it if You would not like an imaginative take on a Jacobean-era (mostly-Shakespeare) comedy that is both delightful and heartfelt. Read more

596 Reviews | 283 Followers
89
Great singing, Clever, Great staging, Great acting, Delightful

See it if A new rendition of the tragic comedy where good&evil r prsntd in various guises:puns,metaphors,double entendre,music,singing,dancing&poetry*

Don't see it if Most actors frequently switch roles, which may be a tad confusing,but if u pay close attn 2the costumes,u can easily recognize who is who. Read more

730 Reviews | 415 Followers
88
Intelligent, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if This wonderful production of a classic will leave theatre-goers with a smile. Outstanding cast of singers. Bravo 👍🏾

Don't see it if No negative comments.

Critic Reviews (12)

The New York Times
February 26th, 2024

"...it celebrates actors supporting and delighting in one another’s work."
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Time Out New York
February 27th, 2024

"4/5...low-tech story-theater and music make this rocky epic of the high seas sing."
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New York Theatre Guide
February 26th, 2024

"Pericles courses along...but it seldom leaps off the stage into something that enchants."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
February 26th, 2024

"Fiasco gives 'Pericles,' Shakespeare’s mixed-bag picaresque of a late romance"
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Theatermania
February 26th, 2024

"For all the play’s notorious flamboyance, this production makes a case for Pericles"
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Lighting & Sound America
February 27th, 2024

"A dozen episodes on Netflix wouldn't be enough to untangle this bramble bush of a plot."
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Talkin' Broadway
February 26th, 2024

"Pericles is rarely performed, and this rendering makes a strong case for its viability."
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New York Stage Review
February 26th, 2024

"Ben Steinfeld directs Fiasco's viewer-friendly version of the rarely-produced tragedy"
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