The Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors

January 12 – February 12

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Darko Tresnjak

A Madcap, Midwinter, Musical Extravaganza!

22 actors. 2 pairs of twins. 1 crazy day. Shake the midwinter blues away with Shakespeare’s zaniest comedy, performed by a lively ensemble of actors, singers, dancers, musicians and acrobats. Opa!

Tresnjak sets The Comedy of Errors on a sun-kissed island off the coast of Greece in 1965. The production will feature both international songs from the era and exotic dance numbers. The Bard’s zaniest comedy, in which two sets of twins separated at birth find themselves in the same city on the same day, leads to a string of mistaken identities, over-the-top slapstick and false accusations.

Tresnjak’s Hartford Stage credits include the musical Anastasia, due to open on Broadway in April; A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (winner of four 2014 Tony Awards, including Best Direction of a Musical for Tresnjak), currently in the second year of its national tour; Rear Window; Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet. Other recent credits include The Killer (2014 Obie Award for Direction) at Theatre for a New Audience and The Ghosts of Versailles and Macbeth at LA Opera.

L-R: Louis Tucci, Paula Leggett Chase, Alexander SovronskyNoble Shropshire and Michael ElichTyler Lansing WeaksJolly Abraham and Mahira KakkarThe Cast of The Comedy of ErrorsL-R: Alan Schmuckler, Tyler Lansing Weaks, Jolly Abraham, Mahira KakkarJolly Abraham and Tyler Lansing WeaksTyler Lansing Weaks and Alan SchmucklerTyler Lansing Weaks and Mahira KakkarL-R: Alan Schmuckler, Tara Heal, Tyler Lansing WeaksThe Cast of The Comedy of ErrorsRyan-James Hatanaka, Brendan Averett, Jamaal Fields-Green (background)The Cast of The Comedy of ErrorsMatthew Macca and Ryan-James HatanakaThe Cast of The Comedy of ErrorsTyler Lansing Weaks and Alan SchmucklerThe Cast of The Comedy of ErrorsMatthew Macca and Ryan-James HatanakaThe Cast of The Comedy of ErrorsJohanna Morrison, Noble Shropshire, Michael Elich (background)

Photos by T. Charles Erickson.


Darko Tresnjak

Peggy Hickey

Scenic Design
Darko Tresnjak

Costume Design
Fabio Toblini

Lighting Design
Matthew Richards

Sound Design
Jane Shaw

Composer/Music Director/Arranger
Alexander Sovronsky

Associate Scenic Designer
Colin McGurk

Hair & Wig Design
Tom Watson

Makeup Design
Tommy Kurzman

Fiona Kyle

Fight Choreographer
Greg Webster

Voice & Text Coach
Claudia Hill-Sparks

Production Stage Manager
Robyn Zalewski

Assistant Stage Manager
Maria Tejada

Assistant Director
Allison Gold

Assistant Scenic Designer
Stephen Carmody

Assistant Lighting Designer
Michael Blagys

Assistant Sound Designer
Natalie Houle

Assistant Wig Designer
Tommy Kurzman


Jolly Abraham

Brendan Averett

Sailor/Balthazar/Old Lady
Louis Butelli

Paula Leggett Chase

Duke Solinar/Dr. Pinch
Michael Elich

Antipholus of Ephesus
Ryan-James Hatanaka

Luce/Fortune Teller
Tara Heal

Mahira Kakkar

Dromio of Ephesus
Matthew Macca

Kalob Martinez

Johanna Morrison

Dromio of Syracuse
Alan Schmuckler

Noble Shropshire

Antipholus of Syracuse
Tyler Lansing Weaks

Alexander Sovronsky
Louis Tucci

Lauren Bricca, Jamaal Fields-Green, Daisy Infantas, Evan McReddie, Monica Owen, Tyler Pisani


Presenting Sponsors
Richard P. Garmany Fund 

Production Sponsors
The Edward C. & Ann B. Roberts Foundation

The Cheryl Chase and Stuart Bear Family Foundation


Jill Adams & William Knight

Shakespeare in American Communities


The Comedy of Errors is part of Shakespeare for a New Generation, a national program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Assisting Production Sponsors
federman, lally & remis


Restaurant Partner
Max Catering & Events