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.

Previous Shakespeare Productions

The Comedy of Errors

Twelfth Night

Romeo and Juliet Trailer

Hamlet - Praying

The Tempest

Artistic

Director Darko Tresnjak Choreography 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 Dramaturg 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  

Cast

Adriana Jolly Abraham Angelo Brendan Averett Sailor/Balthazar/Old Lady Louis Butelli Courtesan Paula Leggett Chase Duke Solinar/Dr. Pinch Michael Elich Antipholus of Ephesus Ryan-James Hatanaka Luce/Fortune Teller Tara Heal Luciana Mahira Kakkar Dromio of Ephesus Matthew Macca Officer Kalob Martinez Aemilia/Abbess Johanna Morrison Dromio of Syracuse Alan Schmuckler Aegeon Noble Shropshire Antipholus of Syracuse Tyler Lansing Weaks Musicians/Ensemble Alexander Sovronsky Louis Tucci

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

Videos

The Comedy of Errors

The Artists Behind the Music

An Interview with Adriana and Luciana

An Interview with the Dromio Twins

An Interview with the Antipholus Twins

Photos

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.

Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors Richard P. Garmany Fund  Production Sponsors The Edward C. & Ann B. Roberts Foundation

The Cheryl Chase and Stuart Bear Family Foundation

Producer

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

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Restaurant Partner Max Catering & Events