Shakespeare in the Park begins July 23
Together with our regional Shakespeare company Greenstage, Burien Arts is pleased to bring Shakespeare in the Park back to Burien:
When & What:
–Saturday July 23, from 7-9: Henry V
–Saturday July 30, from 7-9: Pericles, Prince of Tyre
Location: Dottie Harper Park, 421 SW 146th Street, Burien, WA 98166
Ample parking, restrooms at the neighboring Burien Community Center. Bring your folding camp chair and picnic.
Notes on the Plays:
King Henry V
Now past his partying days, Prince Hal, now King Henry V, is turning out to be a better king than anyone expected. After an insult from the French Dauphin, Henry invades France to claim the throne he thinks should be his. He nips an assassination plot in the bud, makes stirring speeches, and wins battles against the odds. In the end, he woos and marries the Princess of France, linking the two countries together in peace.
Pericles, Prince of Tyre
After discovering a dark secret, Pericles, Prince of Tyre, finds himself in danger. Fleeing his country, he embarks on an epic journey. Along the way, he wins a jousting contest and marries a princess. Once it is safe to return home, he sets sail with his now pregnant wife. She seems to die in childbirth on the ship and her casket is put out to sea. Pericles leaves the newborn with friends, who prove unworthy of his trust, and returns home alone to claim his throne. Despairing and battered by life, Pericles finally finds his daughter and reunites with the wife he had thought was dead.