Stratford Festival's Adventures of Pericles Streams Free Tonight

Stratford Festival's Adventures of Pericles Streams Free Tonight

Stratford Festival's production of The Adventures of Pericles by William Shakespeare, directed by Scott Wentworth, will be streaming for free tonight at 8:30PM ET!

The play opened at Stratford Festival's Tom Patterson Theatre in 2015 to rave reviews. Starring Evan Buliung as the title character, the production was called "moving and fun from beginning to end" by Broadway World's Lauren Gienow.

Here's how to catch The Adventures of Pericles tonight, live:



The play, filmed live on stage as part of the 2016 Stratford Festival HD Series, will now be streaming for free as part of Broadway on Demand's new initiative, "Broadway at Home TV", a unique streaming channel that will release stage performances worldwide.

Stratford Festival's production of The Adventures of Pericles will be streaming tonight at 8:30 PM ET - a direct link to the stream was added to our updating list of free musicals and plays.

This is not the first time a Broadway television channel has been attempted; in the early 2000's Broadway Worldwide, which went on to film such productions as Jekyll and Hyde, Putting it Together, and Smokey Joe's Cafe, launched The Broadway Television Network. BTN was a Pay-Per-View (PPV) network dedicated to filming Broadway productions.

Unfortunately, the initiative was unsuccessful due to the small number of shows BTN managed to film. The company then diverted into a direct-to-cinema production company and continued releasing its productions around the world. In 2011, the company filmed Best Musical winner Memphis the Musical and released it in cinemas.



Pericles travels to Antioch to win the hand of the King's daughter by solving a riddle - only to discover that its answer is a secret so dark that he will be put to death if he reveals it. When Pericles asks for more time, the King grows suspicious and dispatches an assassin; Pericles, however, has already made his escape by sea. But then a storm shipwrecks him on an island, where he meets and marries Thaisa. Eventually learning that the King of Antioch has died, Pericles sets sail again for home - but his journey of Homeric proportions has only just begun.

Starring in the production are Evan Buliung (Pericles), Sean Arbuckle (Cleon), Deborah Hay (Thaisa, Marina, and Antiochus' daughter), Claire Lautier (Dionyza), Brigit Wilson (Bawd), Antoine Yared (Lysimachus), Marion Adler (Lychorida and Diana), and Wayne Best (Antiochus and Simonides).

In his review for Broadway World, Jason Carlos said: "The beauty of theatre is the intimacy and concentrated emotion felt when engaged with the actors on stage. Thankfully, director Barry Avrich maintains this level of intimacy by pairing wide shots of the stage, with close, on-stage footage that added cinematic depth to the performance. Through this, the Stratford Festival was able to create a unique theatrical experience in movie theatres across the country, making the magic of the festival accessible to all. There is no doubt that Stratford has the formula for Shakespeare down to a science - this recording is proof."