Director • Translator • Playwright     

Rob Melrose

Photos by Richard Termine

"Out of all the shows I have seen In the past few months, THIS is one of the most outstanding. The remaining run of the Public Theater’s Mobile Shakespeare Unit production of Pericles Prince of Tyre is too short for the style, class and clarity that this production brings to the New York Theatre collective.

Get thee to this show now.  Don’t think.  Just trust me and GO!!"

​-Tullis McCall

Front Row Center

"Rob Melrose’s economic in-the-round staging makes the most of a versatile, multiethnic cast of eight and imparts the sometimes confusing plot with clarity and vigor."

-Adam Feldman

Time Out: New York

"Under the keen direction of Rob Melrose, this 90 minute rendition features an eight-member cast bringing over 40 characters to life through contemporary yet minimalistic nuances - the transformation of scarves, denotation of sunglasses and fur, mulitpurposed use of a singular table, the illusion of new atmospheres via little but movement and sound."

​-Jennifer Thompson

By William Shakespeare
The Public Theater

Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director

Mobile Shakespeare Unit
October 18 - November 30, 2014

​Directed by Rob Melrose
Set Design by Wilson Chin
Costume Design by Moria Clinton
Music by Michael Thurber
Movement by Christopher Wisdom
Featuring Raffi Barsoumian, Christopher Kelly, Ben Mehl, Flor De Liz Perez, Amanda Quaid, David Ryan Smith, Tiffany Rachelle Stewart, and J.D. Webster

"This 100-minute show is feisty and involving. And while I’ve never believed that great art has to be “relatable,” the audience members who watched the final act of Pericles with tears in their eyes seemed to find it so."  

-Alexis Soloski

The New York Times