The Comedy of Errors features typical Shakespearean mistaken identity confusion, times two. Two sets of twins are separated at birth, one set the "master" and the other set hired (bought?) by their parents to be the "servants." One of each ends up with each parent, who are separated, never to meet again. Until 25 years later. Somehow the twins ended up with the same name, so when Antipholus and Dromio arrive in
|Marci Lucht, Jake Sung-Guk Sullivan, Timothy Daly, and|
Nissa Nordland Morgan (photo by Travis Voels)
|the cast of The Comedy of Errors (photo by Travis Voels)|
Interspersed in the fast and furious action of the play are musical interludes with a sort of retro vibe, beginning with "One is the Loneliest Number" and concluding with "It Takes Two," with some Beatles and other tunes thrown in. The simple set is just a couple of structures serving as a backstage area, and a door with a curtain that is well-utilized for comedic effect.
Classical Actors Ensemble is one of the highlights of the #TCTheater summer season, and The Comedy of Errors falls right in their wheelhouse of fun, playful, accessible Shakespeare, the way it was meant to be. See the schedule here and find a performance near you.
|curtain call (photo by Travis Voels)|