DPU Theatre season to close with Shakespeare's 'Comedy of Errors'

Sunday, April 6, 2014
Appearing in a scene from the wild west version of Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors" are student cast members (from left) Ben Crider, Jeremy Boyd, Evan Hart and Carter Gorman.

The DePauw Theatre will present a wild west version of one of William Shakespeare's early plays, "The Comedy of Errors" April 10-12.

The production opens Thursday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Moore Theatre located in the Judson and Joyce Green Center for the Performing Arts. Shows continue Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. with a 1 p.m. matinee Sunday, April 13.

Directed by Andrew Hayes, associate professor of communication and theater and chairman of the department, the show follows the comic tale that unfolds when not one, but two sets of identical twins that were separated shortly after birth suddenly find themselves in the same city.

Against the backdrop of the American West of the 1870s, Antipholus and Dromio of Omaha find themselves in Monterey, Calif., where wives mistake husbands, masters mistake servants and general mayhem ensues.

"The Comedy of Errors" is Shakespeare's shortest and one of his most farcical comedies, with slapstick and mistaken identity, puns and word play.

The public is invited to join the cast and crew for an opening-night reception following the April 10 performance in the Great Hall, and on April 11 for a talk-back session.

Tickets are $6 for general admission and $3 for students. To purchase tickets, persons may visit www.brown-papertickets.com/ event/559609.

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