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Sound Theatre Company Will Bring Back HOLIDAY OF ERRORS in December


Sound Theatre Company completes an exciting year with the return of their smash holiday comedy Holiday of Errors to delight Seattle audiences this December. First presented as a world premiere in 2013 to critical and audience acclaim, Sound Theatre Company's remount features most of the original cast to fill the stunning new 12th Avenue Arts Mainstage on Capitol Hill with word-play and Shakespeare.

In the sly spirit of Black Adder and Shakespeare in Love, Holiday of Errors is a jolly, irreverent send-up that mashes Twelfth Night, Richard III, and A Christmas Carol with historical inaccuracies and slanderous fabrications into an Elizabethan pudding that serves everyone!

Things look grim for Will Shakespeare and his trusty leading man, Dickie Burbage, on Christmas Eve, 1593. The great Theatre is facing imminent closure as the plague rages through London. But an urgent invitation from Queen Elizabeth to perform at Whitehall Palace for Twelfth Night is their golden ticket to solvency and royal patronage. Will's quill has been limp, but Christopher Marlowe's ghost inspires him to begin a new play featuring ghostly visitors who attempt to save the soul of their murderer, Richard III...with song and dance.

Will and Dickie must also scheme with the drunken Lord Bollox and Earl Eddie de Vere to confound the Queen's puritan chamberlain, who wants to close the theatres for good. All while the not-such-a-virgin Queen has some naughty designs of her own. Will the theatre survive? Will the Queen find love? Is Marlowe really dead? And who the Dickens is Charlie?

Holiday of Errors is an original work by local playwrights Frank Lawler and Daniel Flint, and opens on December 4 for a limited run at 12th Avenue Arts Mainstage, 1620 12th Ave., Capitol Hill. The play is directed by Sound Theatre Company's Artistic Director, Teresa Thuman. Most of the original cast members are returning including playwright Frank Lawler as Will Shakespeare. Elinor Gunn returns to reprise her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth I, along with Daniel Stoltenberg as Christopher Marlowe, Ian Bond as Hatton, Marianna de Fazio as Charlie and other troupe members Terry Boyd and Damien Charboneau. Newcomers to the cast are Chris Sheaas Dickie Burbage, with Patrick Lennon and Robert Williams rounding out the cast. The play has mild innuendo, but is otherwise appropriate for all audiences.

Sound Theatre Company was named "Theatre of the Year" by Theatre Puget Sound's 2014 Gregory Awards, Sound Theatre also received five awards including Outstanding Musical for its production of Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party. Its Seattle premiere production of A Small Fire by Adam Bock received four Gypsy Rose Lee Awards from Seattle Theatre Writers, including Excellence in Production of a Play. Launched in 2006 by Producing Artistic Director Teresa Thuman, Sound Theatre Company presents cutting-edge presentations examining the role of language and music in our world.

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