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Photo Flash: First Look at Cincinnati Shakespeare's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues with this season's opening Shakespeare production of "The Comedy of Errors" playing November 21- December 13, 2014. For this production, Cincinnati Shakespeare is thrilled to welcome the Executive Director of the Shakespeare Theatre Association, Patrick Flick, to the director's chair for the first time at CSC! The production features Cincinnati Shakespeare's Resident Ensemble members including Jeremy Dubin, Paul Riopelle, Justin McCombs and Josh Katawick. The design is generously sponsored by Towne Properties. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below!

"The Comedy of Errors" is Shakespeare's earliest and wackiest comedy and features not one, but TWO sets of identical twins, leading to twice the confusion, and twice the fun. Twin masters Antipholus and Antipholus (Justin McCombs and Josh Katawik) and their twin servants Dromio and Dromio (Jeremy Dubin and Paul Riopelle), separated at birth and each unknown to the other, just happen to end up in the same town on the same day. What ensues is an increasingly unlikely string of misunderstandings and mistaken identities as the twins unintentionally wreak havoc on each other's lives. Audiences will be doubled over with laughter at Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors".

The setting of Cincinnati Shakespeare's production will be a stylish vintage carnival in a mythical seaside resort of "Ephesus" in America in the early 1930's. The director, Patrick Flick says that "boater hats, bathing beauties and parasols share the stage with an assortment of carnival oddities. The play has a 'storm that blows into town on a pleasant day' sort of feeling so the ideas of magic, enchantment, wizardry and mistaken identities abound." The design team, consisting of scenic and lighting designed by Andrew J. Hungerford and costumes designed by Noelle Wedig, will feature all the treatments of a classic carnival atmosphere from the beautiful to the grotesque. The stage will be populated by all the classic carnies; a gypsy fortuneteller, a half man/half women, the bearded lady, the strong man, carnival clowns, sword swallowers and more!

Patrick Flick is celebrating his directorial debut as Cincinnati Shakespeare Company by helming "The Comedy of Errors". Mr. Flick, a four-time Emmy winner (ZDTV), is the Executive Director of The Shakespeare Theatre Association, the former Literary Chair of the National New Play Network, and former Associate Artistic Director of Orlando Shakespeare. He has directed "The Exit Interview", "Red", "The Comedy of Errors", "Into the Woods", "Twelfth Night", "A Little Night Music", "Private Lives", "Kiss Me Kate" and many others. He also produced a staged workshop of an adaptation of "The Tempest", starring Oscar winning actress Olympia Dukakis in Orlando.

Single ticket prices range from $22-$32 on Thursdays and Sundays and from $26-$36 on Fridays and Saturdays. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the CSC Box Office at 513.381.BARD (2273) ext. 1, or go online at www.cincyshakes.com.

Photo Credit: Mikki Schaffner Photography



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