The Southern California Shakespeare Festival presents
Two sets of twins are subject to mistaken identities of hilarious proportions in “The Comedy of Errors,” one of The Bard’s earliest works.
As its name implies, “The Comedy of Errors” is drawn from Italian comedy of William Shakespeare’s period; features a shrewish wife (a hallmark in English comedy); and a number of ideas about marriage are drawn from early humanists like Erasmus of Rotterdam. The plot was also borrowed by Rodgers and Hart for their musical, “The Boys from Syracuse.”
While the original play takes place in Ephesus, this production reimagines the story in Venice Beach, California. What’s more, director Sam Robinson mixes up the genders of the play’s original charachters in his telling of the tale.
Directed by Sam Robinson, written by William Shakespeare.
Produced by The Southern California Shakespeare Festival.