One of Shakespeare’s earliest plays, The Comedy of Errors is a farce of mistaken identities, taking place in the course of one whirlwind day. The play involves two sets of twins, separated at birth: the Antipholi and the Dromios. When Antipholus and Dromio of Syracuse arrive in the city of Ephesus, everyone seems to know them. Women shower Antipholus with affection, while men shower him with money and jewels. Meanwhile, Antipholus and Dromio of Ephesus find themselves shunned by their acquaintances and accused of acts they did not commit. Ripe with slapstick humor and fantastic coincidences, The Comedy of Errors is also the story of a family divided and displaced but then joyously reunited.
“Inspired! This daffy Turkish taffy of a production, enchanting to gaze upon, is end-loaded with ever sillier gags and cameos… a screwball, ‘Arabian Nights’ installment of the Hope and Crosby ‘road’ pictures. Daniel Breaker is emerging as a Shakespeare Theatre Company star.”
–Peter Marks, The Washington Post
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