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Pericles (In Outer Space)

Pericles 081512
Friday August 24, 2012 / 7:00pm
Pericles (In Outer Space)
2 tickets
General Admission - Row 5 and Back
16055 Sanborn Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070

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Shakespeare in Outer Space--where no performing troupe has gone before. I did not know Shakespeare could be this funny. The multiple kingdoms of Shakespeare's play are transported to various Science Fiction movie worlds including a kingdom of Star Wars Jedi, the planet Mongo ruled by Ming the Merciless, a world from Stargate, Kronos the Klingon homeworld, and finally a bordello is transformed into the court of Jabba the Hutt as you've never seen him before (believe me). Many SF movie themes and tropes thrown in willy nilly transforms this play into something you likely have not seen before. If you are not familiar with Pericles as a work of Shakespeare, it appears he wrote perhaps half of it, the latter half. Or maybe none. Looks like no one really knows. However, if you know your Science Fiction movie canon for the last few decades, you should find Pericles in Outer Space a real hoot.

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The cheap (Goldstar) seats get uncomfortable after 3 hours.