The Comedy of Errors
adapted by Sean Graney
directed by Lisa Formosa-Parmigiano
July 12-13 at Central Park Plaza
July 19 - 27 at the air-conditioned
Chicago Street Theatre
The Comedy of Errors is one of William Shakespeare's earliest plays. It is his shortest and one of his most farcical comedies, with much of the humour coming from slapstick and mistaken identity, in addition to puns and word play. The play tells the story of two sets of identical twins that were accidentally separated at birth. Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, arrive in Ephesus, which turns out to be the home of their twin brothers, Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus. When the Syracusans encounter the friends and families of their twins, a series of wild mishaps based on mistaken identities lead to wrongful beatings, a near-seduction, the arrest of Antipholus of Ephesus, and accusations of infidelity, theft, madness, and demonic possession.
If you want to know all the plot high-points, check out the CST blog for The Comedy of Errors in a Nutshell.