Peggy Shannon’s musical audio adaptation of Shakespeare’s timeless tale opens with our hero at the palace of Antioch before King Antiochus, who challenges Pericles to solve the riddle that will win the King’s daughter’s hand in marriage. They are surrounded by the heads of men who have died trying before him. Pericles solves the riddle, learning the terrible truth about the incestuous relationship between the Princess and the King. Pericles then flees Antioch, fearing the king’s’ wrath.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
Akuyoe as Marina/Others
Phyllis Applegate as Lychordia/Pirate/Others
Patti Austin as Dionyza
David Downing as Simonides/Boult/Sailor/Others
JudyAnn Elder as Bawd
Bennet Guillory as Antiochus/Lord Cerimon/Others
Rif Hutton as Lysimachus/Pirate/Others
Bob Devin Jones as Gower/Helicanus/Others
Ted Lange as Cleon/Fisherman
Eugene Lee as Thaliard/Fisherman/Others
Carl Lumbly as Pericles
Don Reed as Pandar/Sailor/Leonine/Others
Michele Lamar Richards as Thaisa/Diana
Don Willis as Fisherman/Philemon/Pirate/Others
Original music composed by Gerald Sternbach; performed by Nasser Nasser on percussion; vocal performances by Mary Bond Davis, Edie Lehmann, and Raymond Patterson.
Directed by Peggy Shannon. Recorded before a live audience at the Guest Quarters Suite Hotel, Santa Monica in December of 1991.