Various Locations (this weekend’s performance, Friday, 6 p.m., Overton Square Courtyard, 2101 Madison)
Through September 21
Have you missed performances by the Tennessee Shakespeare Company while they’ve been on hiatus? Miss them no more. Free performances of Pericles, Prince of Tyre will be held in ten non-traditional indoor/outdoor spaces throughout Shelby County.
It's the story of four fearless refugees who come ashore and with what little they own play Shakespeare’s late romance with the spirit of a time-traveling fairy tale. Imbued with music, miracles, and the constant presence of the sea, this little-seen work follows Pericles, the Prince of Tyre, as he is forced to flee his own kingdom and wander the world. Get ready for shipwrecks, pirates, and Roman goddesses as the story-telling weaves a comic yet poignant story about the meaning of hope, love, and family.