GPC Presents Modern Retelling of 'Canterbury Tales' Feb 3-12

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For Immediate Release

Georgia Perimeter College presents a modern adaptation of Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales,” from Feb. 3 to 12 at the Clarkston Campus.

Join eight pilgrims on a bawdy, medieval romp to Canterbury Cathedral. Full of beer and devilment, the travelers let their tongues and imaginations loose, telling tales they have collected during their travels. The modern adaptation by Atlanta’s own John Stephens is fun and irreverent, full of lewd jokes, physical comedy and fart jokes aplenty.

“We’ve updated the production by creating a buffet of multimedia photography, sound effects and videography background that continues the theme of taking an important journey. We also use physical comedy choices that a modern audience will find familiar and touch on themes that are interesting and recognizable to current theatergoers,” said Sally Robertson, the play’s director and GPC Fine Arts associate professor. “We’re taking these beautiful tales that have been around for centuries and making them relevant for today’s audiences.”

“Canterbury Tales” will be presented in a studio theater setting, with the audience on the stage. The play is not suitable for children under 10, and infants and toddlers will not be admitted.

The production will be held in the Cole Auditorium, Fine Arts building on GPC Clarkston Campus. The campus is located at 555 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston.

Show times are 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday Feb. 3 to 11; 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5 and 12. Tickets are $15, one free with GPC ID.

For reservations, contact the box office: 678-891-3572 or Online (full-price only) tickets are available at

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