The Comedy of Errors
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Denise Burson Freestone
June 2 - July 7
“How many fond fools serve mad jealousy!” William Shakespeare
Not one but two sets of long-separated twins form a springboard for confusion, slapstick, and surprise as a family that once was lost now is found. Shakespeare’s farcical onslaught of mistaken identities, fateful romance, and family reunions has all the ingredients for theatrical chaos. By far Shakespeare’s zaniest comedy! It’s time for adventure in the park and under the stars. Walk in, bike in, or drive in! Featuring nightly food trucks.
The Park at Columbine Health Systems- 947 Worthington Circle
It's time for adventure in the park and under the stars! Featuring nightly food trucks!
To begin with, the plot situation seems hopeless: a father has lost one son and a wife, and his remaining son has gone in search of his long-lost twin brother. After not hearing from his remaining son for a long time, the desolate father sets out in search of him and, by accident, arrives in a city that is a sworn enemy to his own city. Accordingly, he faces almost certain death; yet, by the close of the play, the entire family – servants included – are reunited, and marriages are in the offing.
In The Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare combines adventure, human folly, romance, and suspense in a play that is clever, comical and still popular today.
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“Every why hath a wherefore.” –Wm. Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors
In a twist on Elizabethan England, when women were banned from performing onstage and female roles were portrayed by men, OpenStage Theatre's production of the bard's madcap romp through buffoonery will be portrayed by an all-female cast.
Join OpenStage Theatre in the park and under the stars for Shakespeare’s most farcical comedy. With a run time of 9O minutes and the most accessible language Shakespeare ever wrote, The Comedy of Errors is a fast-paced experience the entire family will love and talk about for years to come!
Walk in, bike in, or drive in! Doesn't matter how you get there, bring the kiddos and come dive into the FUN! Shows start at 7 pm, get there early to set up chairs and blankets, and grab a bite from one of our nightly food trucks.
William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet, and the "Bard of Avon." His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately thirty-eight plays, one hundred and fifty-four sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.