“It’s also a 1980s-themed production with a distinct “Miami Vice” aesthetic in Dipu Gupta’s pink-walled set and in B. Modern’s gaudy costumes and Jessica Carter’s wigs. Elton Bradman’s sound design is replete with ’80s hits and movie themes.” – San Jose Mercury News
“It’s a funny production of a funny play” – San Jose Mercury News
“A decade of ’80s revival, and especially the last few years of Stranger Things fever, have set us up to enjoy this take on The Comedy of Errors. Kudos to whoever put together the soundtrack of era-appropriate songs that float through the show, from Wang Chung to Tears for Fears to Depeche Mode. If, like me, you’re not always a fan of Shakespeare’s goofier comedies, you’ll appreciate how far this cast and crew are willing to go for laughs.” – Good Times
The Comedy of Errors
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Kirsten Brandt
One of Shakespeare’s earliest works, this youthful and exuberant play pairs two sets of identical twins, matching physical comedy with mistaken identity for maximum hilarity.
Before the Play Begins…
Egeon and his wife are separated in a shipwreck at sea, each carrying one of their identical twin daughters and one of their daughters’ two servants (also identical twins). Egeon, his daughter Antiphola, and her servant Domia end up in Syracuse. Thirty-three years later, however, they unwittingly converge with their long lost family members at Ephesus,a port town at war with Syracuse.
Egeon is captured and led to jail…
Running time: 2 hours with a 15 minute intermission.