Magic, melodrama, music and murder: Everything is taken to the limit in Pericles, Prince of Tyre, one of Shakespeare's wildest plays. Initially written off as an action-packed "crowd-pleaser," Pericles has since earned the respect of critics, with Nobel laureate T.S. Eliot praising it as the "perfect example of the 'ultra-dramatic.'" Follow the tale of a prince, his wife and their daughter, all separated by the whims of fate -- and the hands of evildoers. But fear not! It all culminates in a joyful reunion as Long Beach Shakespeare Company presents Pericles at Richard Goad Theatre.