PERICLES

Directed by Christopher Weddell*

Shakespeare's Pericles, Prince of Tyre, launches onto the high seas of the Mediterranean, full of music, magic, and pirates. Both fugitive and castaway, Pericles’ fate depends on an ultimate test of faith: before he can reclaim his family, his kingdom, and even the favor of a Goddess, he must endure the death of those he holds most dear.

PLEASE NOTE: This production contains mature themes and sexual content. Audience discretion is advised.

July 5th-28th at Camosun College Lansdowne Campus
Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday Nights at 7:30pm

This production SPONSORED by Slegg Building Materials

 
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CHRISTOPHER  WEDDELL* 
Director

A graduate of the Playhouse Acting School, Christopher has played on stages in Europe and Canada, and is a founding member and past Artistic Associate of Bard On The Beach. This is his second season with GVSF, having directed Romeo & Juliet in 2015.

Other directing credits include Waiting For Godot, Kaspar Theatre, Prague; Henry VI: The Wars Of The Roses, Bard On The Beach; Arden Of Faversham, Artists Collective Theatre; Sally Go Round The Moon, Black Box; The Rimers Of Eldritch, Canadian College of Performing Arts.

Christopher has written several plays, including a hit adaptation of Gulliver’s Travels for Kaleidoscope Theatre and the upcoming Victory Square. In 2005, he received the Edmund Kean Sword Award from Bard On The Beach. He has been nominated for various awards, including a nod for Outstanding Direction for Richard II, and in 2017, he received an NCRC award for sound design/production of The Charles Campbell Story.

As founder/owner of Shakescenes, he teaches acting workshops across the continent, and has taught at the Canadian College Of Performing Arts since 2000.  

*The participation of this Artist is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance-Opera-Theatre Policy.