Time to dust off that picnic basket, grab a bottle of wine and a blanket and head to the park for Shore Shakespeare Company’s production of William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors!
This rollicking comedy features not just one, but TWO sets of twins and their adventures when one set arrives in Ephesus, unknown to, and unaware of, the other. Confusion reigns, and hilarity ensues, as the straight-laced Syracusans come face-to-face with the free-spirited Ephesians. The Comedy of Errors was Shakespeare’s first big hit. It became the basis for the smash Rogers & Hart Broadway musical The Boys from Syracuse.
Performances of The Comedy of Errors will be held al fresco during May 2015. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic and a blanket or lawn chair. Please watch this space or call 410 690 3165 for weather-related updates.
- May 1st, 2nd & 3rd at Adkins Arboretum in Ridgely
(for reservations, please call 410-634-2847)
- May 8th & 9th at Wilmer Park in Chestertown
- May 16th & 17th at Long Wharf Park in Cambridge
- May 30th & 31st at The Oxford Community Center in Oxford
Director Greg Minahan is a Broadway veteran, having performed for several years in such musicals as Cats and Peter Pan. He has written and directed plays for schools in NYC, and may be remembered by local audiences for playing Mercutio in Shore Shakespeare’s 2014 production of Romeo & Juliet.
Mr. Minahan and Chris Rogers as the Antipholuses, and Robbie Spray and Howard Mesick as the Dromios, anchor an accomplished and experienced ensemble. The Comedy of Errors also features the talents of company co-founder Avra Sullivan as Adriana, Chrissie Barr as Luciana, Brian McGunigle as AEgeon and Julie Yankovich as AEmelia, along with Juanita Wieczoreck, John and Jane Terebey, Richard Smith, Keith Shaffer, Chelsea Houssand and Andrew Mimms.
The Comedy of Errors is produced by Shelagh Grasso, the company’s Creative Director. John Wieczoreck is script consultant and dramaturg. Technical direction and stage construction are by Carmen Grasso. Lights and sound are designed by Chris Rogers and Patrick Fee, assisted by Anne Taylor. Costumes are by Juanita Wieczoreck, with props by Anne Taylor. Graphic designs are by Jason Emanualson. Rehearsal space has been graciously donated by Adkins Arboretum in Ridgely and Upper Shore Housing Corp. in Centreville.
Shore Shakespeare Company’s performances are presented for the benefit of the public. A huge investment of time, effort, and money goes into each production. We ask our audiences to support our efforts by making donations of any size. A donation of $15 per person is suggested.
Shore Shakespeare Company is a non-profit pan-community theatre group. We encourage and support participation in all community theatre.