"In 'Pericles', [Trevor Nunn] has commandeered the theatrical folk singers of PigPen Theatre Co. to warble several of the narrator’s speeches, as set to music by Shaun Davey. (It will surprise no one who has seen Mr. Nunn’s hair that he used to play in a folk band himself.)" - The New York Times
2016 DRAMA DESK Nomination Outstanding Music In A play
2016 DRAMA DESK nomination OUTSTANDING Costume Design IN A PLAy
Pericles, directed by Sir Trevor Nunn, was a part of Theatre for a New Audience's season-long celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death (April 23, 1616). Pericles relates a surging adventure story – a hero wanders Odysseus-like through the world of the Mediterranean – and climaxes with events that are seemingly miraculous. An original score written by Tony-nominated Irish composer Shaun Davey helped in telling the story and conveying the mystery and magic of the ending. The acclaimed storyteller-musicians of PigPen Theatre Co. lent their voices and instrumentation to the production, playing Mr. Davey’s score and performing various roles throughout.
Photos by Richard Termine, Gerry Goodstein, and Henry Grossman