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SF Shakes Stages Free, Fun, Family-friendly ‘Pericles’

Outdoor performances round out troupe’s hybrid season

By Jean Schiffman | September 20, 2021

It’s not among Shakespeare’s most popular plays, but “Pericles, Prince of Tyre,” full of drama, romance and bawdy humor, has lots to offer.

And San Francisco Shakespeare Festival’s free al fresco production (in McLaren Park this weekend and next month in Cupertino) is a perfect opportunity to see the play — well, part of it, anyway — in a family-friendly staging, in playwright-actor Ellen McLaughlin’s fluid “translation” commissioned by Play On Shakespeare.