The Comedy of Errors
January 12 - February 12
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Darko Tresnjak
Approximate Running Time: 90 minutes (no intermission)
Recommended for ages 12+
$25 | $42 | $58 | $74 | $90
All Regular Season Student Seats $20.
Includes all fees. Prices subject to change without notice. Student tickets by phone only, please. Please call for Student Matinee Rates.
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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
Associate Scenic Designer
Hair & Wig Design
Voice & Text Coach
Production Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Assistant Scenic Designer
Assistant Lighting Designer
Assistant Sound Designer
Assistant Wig Designer
Paula Leggett Chase
Duke Solinar/Dr. Pinch
Antipholus of Ephesus
Dromio of Ephesus
Dromio of Syracuse
Antipholus of Syracuse
Tyler Lansing Weaks
Lauren Bricca, Jamaal Fields-Green, Daisy Infantas, Evan McReddie, Monica Owen, Tyler Pisani
January 24, 25 and February 1
Join members of the cast and our Artistic staff for a free discussion, immediately following select 7:30 p.m. performances on Tuesday or 2 p.m. Wednesday matinees. FREE
Sunday Afternoon Discussion
Music Director/Composer/Arranger Alexander Sovronsky
With numerous Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional, and international credits to his name, Alexander Sovronsky has made a career of playing and creating music in classical plays, focusing mainly on Shakespeare. In addition to being a composer/actor/musician, Mr. Sovronsky is also a Shakespeare academic and teacher. Since getting his MFA in Shakespeare, he has spent years creating and developing workshops on the dramatic function of music and sound in Shakespeare's plays. He has taught lectures and workshops on the subject at the Shakespeare Theater Company's graduate acting program, the Academy for Classical Acting at George Washington University, Shakespeare & Company, UConn, the American Shakespeare Center, and Mary Baldwin University. In the fall of 2017, he will be presenting a lecture on the topic at the Blackfriars Conference, an international Shakespeare conference in Staunton, VA at the American Shakespeare Center.
Immediately following the 2 p.m. matinee. FREE
Open Captioned Performances
January 29, 2:00pm & 7:30pm
For patrons who are deaf or have hearing loss. FREE with admission.
Audio Described Performances
February 4, 2:00pm
For patrons who are blind or have low vision. FREE with admission.
The Cheryl Chase and Stuart Bear Family Foundation
Jill Adams & William Knight
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