Theater-by-the-Grove at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will close its 2010–2011 season with William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, opening April 14, 2011.
Performances are slated for April 14–16 and 27–30 at 8:00 p.m., with a matinee on Sunday, April 17, at 2:00 p.m. Performances will be presented on the Waller Hall Mainstage of the IUP Performing Arts Center.
The Shakespeare classic, with this version set in 1950s Cuba, follows the story of a man and his servant in search of family, another man and his servant in search of truth, and a zany town full of wacky characters. Antipholus and Dromio of Syracuse (played by Caleb Feigles and Natalie Palamides) and Antipholus and Dromio of Ephesus (played by Kyle Hawk and Gina Wagner) are identical sets of twins that were separated at sea by a storm.
The Syracusians have been searching for their long-lost brothers for years and find themselves in Ephesus, which coincidentally is where their brothers reside. Their arrival sparks a series of mistaken identities that leads to chase scenes, romance, lust, and utter chaos.
Director Rick Kemp said, “This is one of Shakespeare’s most accessible plays. It includes both farcical comedy and touching romance. Setting the play in 1950s Cuba gives it a fresh and passionate feel.
“I am sure audiences will enjoy the skilled performances of our student actors and the professional level of our production right here on the IUP campus.”
Tickets for The Comedy of Errors are available in advance at the Hadley Union Building, located on Pratt Drive of the IUP campus. Seats remaining will be sold at the door starting forty-five minutes before each performance. Tickets can also be purchased through IUPTickets.com or by calling 724-357-1313.
Tickets are priced at $14 for regular admission, $12 for senior citizens and groups of fifteen or more, and $8 for students and I-Card holders. Tickets may also be purchased with a credit card by calling the HUB Box Office at 724-357-1313.
This play contains situations that may not be suitable for younger audiences.
For more information, contact the Lively Arts at 724-357-2547 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Theater-by-the-Grove is produced by the Department of Theater and Dance and the College of Fine Arts. It is funded, in part, by the IUP Student Cooperative Association.