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The Comedy of Errors

March 15 - 24, 2018

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By William Shakespeare

Directed by Jeffrey Renn (MFA Candidate)
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Mercedes Bátiz-Benét & Fernando Garci-Crespo

“The Comedy of Errors is a funny play, it has the joke of two people looking like each other ... twice.”- Rowan Atkinson

The chaos of mistaken identity is at its best in one of Shakespeare’s earliest, shortest, and funniest comedies that features not one, but two pairs of twins! In this contemporary staging that is full of fun popular music, the twins (who were separated in a storm at sea 20 years earlier) find themselves in Mexico, swept up in a Day of the Dead parade. A riot of wordplay ensues, with mystery, mishaps, music and mayhem – and a little forbidden love – all culminating in reunion and reconciliation. The Comedy of Errors is a farcical exploration of the power of love and the eternal question, “Who am I?”

Recommended for ages 13 +

 

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About the Director

 Jeffrey Renn has been an actor, director, teacher, chef, bistro owner, gallery curator, organic farmer, wine and brandy maker, forager and clown, and – always – a master storyteller. He studied acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, and is an alumnus of both Shaw and Stratford Festivals; Jeffrey has also appeared on Broadway in Moliere’s The Miser and Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Teaching has been an important part of his artistic practice, whether it has been in acting, directing, fight choreography or movement at the Gastown Actors Studio, George Brown College, the University of Winnipeg, Queensland University of Technology, Bond University, and the Lismore School of the Arts in Australia.

Listen to Lecture

Our Friday night lecture series is recorded on the day and will be posted here during the following week. If you can't make it on person on Friday March 16 at 7pm, check back here between March 19-23 to find the audio file posted below.



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