MIT Shakespeare Ensemble: Marina

Summer 2017 production by the MIT Shakespeare Ensemble

About the Project

A child born on a storm-tossed ship, a princess abducted by pirates and a long-lost daughter reunited with her parents: Marina, Princess of Tyre. The MIT Shakespeare Ensemble’s summer 2017 production put a new spin on an old tale.

The audience is transported to Ancient Greece as the narrator, Professor John Gower, gives a preview of his new nonfiction account of Marina’s life. Separated from her parents at birth, Marina must survive betrayal from her foster family. Once abducted and enslaved in a brothel, how can Marina remain true to herself and take charge of her own destiny? The play explores how stories are shaped by those who tell them—in Marina’s world and in ours.

Marina is adapted from Shakespeare’s Pericles, Prince of Tyre.

Read more about Marina on the MIT Shakespeare Ensemble’s website.


Summer 2017 Performances

Saturday, July 22 / 8:00pm
Sunday, July 23 / 4:00pm
Thursday, July 27 / 8:00pm
Friday, July 28 / 8:00pm
Saturday, July 29 / 8:00pm

Kresge Little Theater (W16-035)

About the Artists

Directed by Peter Duerst, ’18

Click here to view the full cast and crew

Active since 1975, the MIT Shakespeare Ensemble is a self-sustaining community dedicated to the exploration of Shakespearean and other classical works. Visit their website for more information and a full list of past productions.