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+

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All Regular Season Student Seats $20.

Includes all fees. Prices subject to change without notice. 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

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

AfterWords Discussion

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

Alexander SovronskyJanuary 22

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.

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.

Videos

The Comedy of Errors Trailer

The Artists Behind the Music

An Interview with Adriana and Luciana

An Interview with the Dromio Twins

An Interview with the Antipholus Twins

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
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