Pericles is Shakespeare’s touching and hopeful tale of loss and reconciliation, located in a familiar world of precarious journeys and treacherous alliances. Forced to flee his native land, Pericles becomes a refugee at the mercy of sea and strangers. Scarred by the heartbreaking loss of family and home, he submits to the rhythms of the ocean in the hope of a miracle.
Director Jeff Marontate has been a drama teacher with the Greater Essex County District School Board for 29 years, and is the Program Leader and Department Head of the Walkerville Centre of the Creative Arts. Jeff began this theatrical career as a Drama and English student at the University of Windsor, and then worked as Education Assistant at the Stratford Festival and Publicity Coordinator for the University of Windsor School of Dramatic Art. Currently, in addition to his work at the WCCA, Jeff teaches with the university’s Faculty of Education. He has been Resident Director for Korda Artistic Productions since 2003; Pericles is his 40th production with Korda, and his second with Stone and Sky.