Comedy of Errors

Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors explores the essential human longing for what makes us whole. We examine the need to find our other half, and in so doing, find ourselves.

And …..oh yes…… it’s a COMEDY!

The set up is simple: Two sets of twins separated early in life end up in the same town and hilarity ensues. Based on the classic works of Plautus, Comedy of Errors is a true farce. Shakespeare knows you already know the story: so we can have loads of fun in the execution! Sprinkle in some mysticism and the characters may think they’re going truly mad! Now imagine this escapade set against the boozy jazzy backdrop of the 1920s Gatsby era and let the revelry begin.

Madness Mayhem and Merriment! Comedy of Errors is a zany romp full of mistaken identity and silly shenanigans, and hopefully it all turns out alright in the end; but oh!, what a joyful journey it is getting there.

“…I challenge anyone to watch it without laughing out loud… It is perhaps one of the funniest plays I’ve ever seen anywhere”
          – Winona Post

…a total lark… as giddy and funny and slap-happy refreshing as a child running through a lawn sprinkler on a hot summer day…

The humor is low-ball, but always tasteful and with the abundant wit one expects of Shakespeare. While the Bard has done his share of the work, this production, directed by Melissa Rain Anderson, polishes the material to a bright shine. The setting and costumes, the use of music, and the style of performance all underscore the point that we are here for a great time, and nothing more.”
-Arty Dorman, Talkin Broadway

2017: Comedy of Errors
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Caroline Amos…..Dromio of Ephesus
Benjamin BoucvaltAngelo, a goldsmith/Gypsy
Andrew Carlson*Antipholus of Syracuse
Michael Fitzpatrick*Egeon, merchant of Syracuse
Tarah Flanagan*Dromio of Syracuse
Christopher Gerson*Solinus, Duke of Ephesus
Alex GivensOfficer/Gypsy
Maya JacksonCourtesan
Stephanie Lambourn*Adriana, wife of Antipholus of Ephesus
Katie LeSuerLuciana, Adriana’s sister
Melissa Maxwell*Emilia, an abbess
Duncan McIntyreJailer
Chris Mixon*Nell, a kitchen maid/Dr. Pinch
Christopher PeltierAntipholus of Ephesus
Silas SellnowBalthasar/Gypsy
Jason Michael Spelbring*Merchant
James QueenGypsy

*Member, Actors’ Equity Association

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Melissa Rain Anderson+ …..Director
Jess ShoemakerText Coach
R. Eric Stone^ Set Designer
Devon Painter^ Costume Designer
Lonnie Alcaraz^ Lighting Designer
Katharine HorowitzSound Designer 
Katie LeSuerChoreographer
Connor McEvoy Properites
Daniel Munson*Stage Manager
Gaby RodriguezAssistant Director 
Victoria EsquibelAssistant Stage Manager 
Joseph MillettProduction Manager

+Member, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

^Member, United Scenic Artists

Julian Socha…..Understudy Dromio of Ephesus/Dromio of Syracuse
Maddie Easley Understudy Angelo/Gypsy/Adriana
Francis Kemper Understudy Antipholus of Syracuse
Evan Heil Understudy Egeon/Solinus/Nell
Leah Russel Understudy Officer/Gypsy/Courtesan/Emilia
Shannon McInallyUnderstudy Luciana/Jailer/Balthasar/Merchant
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