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Comedy of Errors

February 24-28 (7:30pm)

Hedrick Little Theatre

Category: Theatre Productions


comedyerrors.jpgCatawba College's Theatre Arts Department presents a production of Comedy of Errors February 24-28, 2015 at 7:30pm in Hedrick Little Theatre. Directed by Dayna Anderson.

In the true style of Commedia dell’Arte

Lazzi and Commedia Movement by Meredith Fox, graduate of the Accademia dell’Arte – City of Arrezo, Tuscany.

In this rollicking farce, William Shakespeare elevates comedy to a level unmatched in four centuries of live stage!

Two long-separated brothers (twins), their two tricky servants (also twins), and two lusty wenches (merely sisters) romp through the Bard's shortest play. Filled with mistaken identities, slapstick humor, and enough pratfalls to satisfy the youngest of heart, Comedy of Errors will have the whole family laughing--from first confusion to the last!

In the tradition of Italian Commedia, we will tear down the fourth wall and our comedy troupe will be masked, but it's when the masks come off that we're at our "zanni-est!"  Shakespearean purists will see no alterations in the script (we have banned local references) so our politicians are safe from barbs and ridicule--this time.  But while our playing is traditional, our set and costumes throw in a bit of Picasso-esque whimsy. 

Come join us on Hedrick Stage for the brilliant wordplay that only Shakespeare can deliver!

"Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast!" 
- Comedy of Errors, Act 3, Scene 1

Rated G:  This show is GOOD for all ages, so bring lazzi company!

 

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