Evening Star Productions to Present THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, 8/22-31
Evening Star Productions' August production has just about everything any theatre-goer would want to see on stage: comedy, romance, suspense, adventure, several cases of mistaken identity, and a happy ending. William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors might have been written in 1594, but it's as funny and witty and sharp in 2014 as it was 420 years ago.
The play's characters include two sets of identical twins, Antipholus of Ephesus and Antipholus of Syracuse and their similarly identical servants, Dromio of Ephesus and Dromio of Syracuse. Antipholus of Ephesus is unaware that he has a twin brother, Antipholus of Syracuse. And Dromio of Ephesus is unaware that he also has a twin brother, Dromio of Syracuse. A major part of the play's humor comes from slapstick and mistaken identity, puns, word play, and a myriad of comedic situations - and even 400 years after its first production, audiences will still delight in the mix-ups that occur when all the twins converge in Ephesus.
Evening Star Productions will present this clever and still original classic from August 22nd to August 31st at Sol Theatre in Boca Raton.
Evening Star Productions' artistic director Rosalie Grant, and director Laura Ruchala have assembled a talented group of actors to populate Shakespeare's Ephesus. Joanna Mandel, Seth Trucks, and Samantha Streich all recently appeared in Entr'Acte Theatrix' production of Avenue Q. Also cast are Jim Gibbons, Greg Ward, Elaine Levin, Luis Herrera, Michael Mena, Lito Becerra, and Sofia Manolesco.
Says director Ruchala: "When Rosalie (Grant) asked me to direct a Shakespeare play this summer, it seemed like the stars had aligned. The Comedy Of Errors Is one of my favorite Shakespeare comedies. Pure silly fun, this play is a romping good time for the whole family. Twins, Shipwrecks, mistaken identity times two, chases, and shootouts; I know our modern twist on this classic will keep everyone entertained. I am doing this as an homage to the late artistic director and star of Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival, Kevin Crawford," Ruchala continues. "Before he passed away unexpectedly last winter we had discussed him helping me cut the script. Luckily, His brother Todd was able to recover this version - which we will be performing."
Evening Star Productions' The Comedy of Errors will run from August 22nd through August 21st at Sol Theatre in Boca Raton. Tickets are $15 or $10 for juniors. Group rates are also available. Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased at the Sol Theatre box office at 561-447-8829 or on line at www.eveningstarproductions.org. Sol Theatre is located at 3333 North Federal Highway in Boca Raton (33431).