"The play's the thing."
Shakespeare wrote those words for Hamlet, who had a specific purpose in mind — he hoped a theatrical production would expose his father's murderer.
More generally, that statement suggests that plays, theater, the stage — whatever you want to call it — are important, significant and worthwhile.
"Pericles, Prince of Tyre": This play, attributed to Shakespeare, will be performed in 10 different and often surprising spaces all over the Mid-South (including the Wiseacre Brewery and the small stage at "Chimes Square" in Overton Square), from Sept. 10-21. Admission to these performances is free.Read More