Comedy of Errors
By William Shakespeare I Directed by Hannah Cordes
Sponsored by Dave & Christine Heckman

Two sets of twins, each with the same name—what could go wrong? Everything, apparently. Leave logic behind and delight in the mayhem of Shakespeare’s slapstick comedy. Chaos and confusion reign when two sets of identical twins, separated at birth, end up in the same town on the same day. The blunders double, triple, and quadruple until everyone is pretty sure that everyone else is completely insane.

Schedule

Thursday, July 21, 7:30 p.m. (Preview/ Monmouth Night)
Friday, July 22, 7:30 p.m. (Opening Night)
Saturday, July 30, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 31, 7:00 p.m. (Post-Show Discussion to follow)
Friday, August 5, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 10, 7:30 p.m. (*Winery Wednesday)
Tuesday, August 16, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 17, 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 20, 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 1:00 p.m. (Closing Night)

*Winery Wednesdays will take place outside under a tent at WillowsAwake Winery. 10 Leeds Junction Road Leeds,ME 04263

 

Production Team


Hannah Cordes
Director


Zane Alcorn
Stage Manager

Dan Bilodeau
Set Designer

Hailey Glick
Asst. Stage Manager

Simon Marland
Sound Designer

Elizabeth Rocha
Costume Designer

SeifAllah Salotto-Cristobal
Lighting Designer

Lorriane Slone
Fight, Intimacy, Movement Director

Paige Stone
Props Master

Cast


Erin Amlicke
Adriana

Michael Liebhauser
Antipholus of Syracuse, Antipholus of Ephesus

Caitlin Ort
Luciana

Roberto Perez
Dromio of Syracuse, Dromio of Ephesus

Tennah Sillah
Lady, Gentleman

Ray K. Soeun
Actor 1

From the Director

Two long-lost sets of twins are reunited in the Greek town of Ephesus. 24 hours later…well, you’ll see!

Shakespeare’s shortest and arguably silliest comedy, aptly titled A Comedy of Errors, follows Antipholus of Syracuse and Dromio of Syracuse when they find their way into the town of Ephesus, which just so happens to be the home of their long-lost twins, Antipholus of Ephesus and Dromio of Ephesus. Are you confused yet? Well, they sure are about to be. As you can imagine, in true Shakespearean style, chaos and confusion ensues in the form of mistaken identity, marital problems, and lots of running around. And, our production takes it to the next level, with only six actors playing all the roles. 

I read A Comedy of Errors for the first time only two years ago after Peter Brown, Artistic Director of Fenix Theatre Co., asked me to pick a play for the summer slot that could be done with only five actors. I was set upon doing a comedy, as I thought we could all use a good, long laugh in the summer of 2021. When I read Comedy, I was struck by the clownish brilliance that lay beneath the simple plot of twins getting confused for each other. I also immediately began to dream about the perfect way to double cast: what if both twins were played by the same actor? This adaptation heightens the absurdity and goes all in on the farce that is the heart of the play. When Dawn McAndrews asked if I would be interested in bringing this adaptation to life again for a second summer, the clown in me couldn’t resist. I am thrilled to be able to live in this world again this summer and rediscover the beautiful chaos that is A Comedy of Errors.