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University Theatre presents 'Pericles' this week

Central Michigan University Theatre is presenting "Shakespeare’s epic adventure: Pericles" this week.

Performances will take place 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8-11 with a 2 p.m. matinee Feb. 12. All shows are in Moore Hall's Bush Theatre.

General admission tickets bought in advance are $9. Student and senior admission is $7. Tickets purchased at the door are $10. Tickets are available at Ticket Central.

Students and all members of the Mount Pleasant community are welcome.

“Students should come to be entertained, that’s what theater should do,” said Steve Berglund, director of Pericles. “And in the process of being entertained, you should be moved, laugh and you might cry a little bit.”

Pericles is a man who travels to different places and experiences amazing things in the process, Berglund said.

“It’s the first Shakespeare show that we have done here in I think about five years,” said Anthony Jones, the student playing Pericles.

All music for the play will be composed by Steven Prevett. The Flint senior has been working with Berglund for months and contributed some twists to the performance.

“I kind of wanted it to be like ‘Star Wars’ where the music was really integrated into the show, rather than the music standing outside of the show,” Prevett said.