• University of Saint Joseph Bruyette Athenaeum (map)
  • 1678 Asylum Avenue
  • West Hartford, CT, 06117
  • United States

In Pericles, Prince of Tyre, follow the epic journey of our hero as he traverses continents and eras to retrieve the hand of his beloved.  This romantic tale of adventure features action and betrayal, love and deceit in an ensemble storytelling style.  What could be more perfect for a summer's evening?

The Greater Hartford Shakespeare Festival performance of Pericles, Prince of Tyre begins at 5:30 PM.  Sunday, July 22 pre-show entertainment begins at 5:00 PM and will feature a lecture from Dr. Humphrey Tonkin, University Professor of the Humanities and President Emeritus at the University of Hartford.  We are honored that Dr. Tonkin, a renowned guest lecturer on Shakespeare and English literature whose lectures have filled some of the most prestigious educational institutions in the world, returns to the festival this year to inform and excite our audience with a "not to be missed" pre-show lecture.

  • Be sure to visit the wonderful Art Gallery at USJ — for free — before each performance and during intermission!
  • You can bring your own picnic and beverages or purchase some snacks at the show!
  • Audience members should bring their own lawn chairs or blankets. Seating is not provided beyond the beautiful grass of the lawn.
  • In case of heavy rain, performances will be held inside the adjacent Hoffman Auditorium.

Tickets: $18 for adults, $12 for students/seniors. Available at the door or day of show at the Frances Driscoll Box office.  You may also reserve by calling (860) 231-5555 or clicking here. (A $2 processing fee will be added to each ticket.)

Bring your family, your friends, your picnic basket and your sense of adventure for "Shakespeare under the stars".