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Cornish Presents Shakespeare/Moliere, Free, 4/18-28

April 04, 2013

Cornish College of the Arts’ Theater Department presents free performances of Pericles by William Shakespeare and two Molière one-acts, The Jealous Husband and Sganarelle, or The Imaginary Cuckold.

Playhouse at Seattle Center, Studio (directly behind the Playhouse)
201 Mercer St.
Free, seating is limited.
Advance online reservations are encouraged and available at Brown Paper Tickets.
The Jealous Husband and Sgnarelle:
Also available by phone at 800.838.3006.

Pericles by William Shakespeare
Directed by Carol Roscoe
With original music by Adam Quillian
April 18, 8 pm
April 20, 2 pm and 8 pm
April 26, 8 pm
April 28, 2 pm and 7 pm

A sweeping, sea-faring epic of an everyman, Pericles takes us on a wild, fairy-tale adventure.  Like Odysseus, Pericles must brave great obstacles: riddles, plagues, shipwrecks, pirates, loss, love and death itself in order to reach home and redemption.  One of the first plays to be produced after the Restoration and the theaters were reopened in London in 1660, Pericles figures the human journey out of torment and chaos into joy and order through the workings of the divine soul.

The Jealous Husband
and Sganarelle, or The Imaginary Cuckold
By Molière
Directed by David Taft
April 19, 8 pm
April 21, 2 pm and 7 pm
April 25, 8pm
April 27, 2 pm and 8 pm

Molière’s set of one-act comedies are wonderful examples of a blend of studied wit, informal popular entertainment and low humor reminiscent of the Commedia Dell’Arte. These shows are darkly humorous, illuminating the base human desires of greed, lust and pretense through the use of stock comedic characters. Be prepared to enjoy the verbal and physical antics of unwitting fools in the most dangerous game of love, desire…. and cuckoldry.

The casts include:
Amie Christensen, Jesse Moore-Hendrickson, Adam Canne, Drew Combs, Joseph Cummings, Angela Praz, Skylar Dove, Kamaria Harris, Sean Schroeder, Anthony Lee Phillips, Leila Jacobson, Shawna Petty, Emily Pike, Sophie Paterson

The Jealous Husband and Sganarelle, or The Imaginary Cuckold
Nora Wilmarth, Morgan Grody, Xochitl Portillo-Moody, Sara Henley-Hicks, Aishe Keita, John Tague, Sam Harris, Nikki Mejia, Jeff Maxwell.

Jeremiah Givers and Anna Gustafson stage manage, with scenery and lighting by Rick MacKenzie and properties by Kat Stromberger.