The Comedy of Errors
by William Shakspeare
Parkview Physicians Group ArtsLab Theatre
Shakespeare's most farcical comedy, Errors tells the story of two sets of identical twins that were accidentally separated at birth. Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, arrive in Ephesus, which turns out to be the home of their twin brothers, Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus. When the Syracusans encounter the friends and families of their twins, a series of wild mishaps based on mistaken identities lead to wrongful beatings, false accusations of infidelity, theft, madness, and demonic possession.
Comedy represented the premiere production for Shakespearemachine. It was born out of a desire to experiment with combining the physicality of masked performance with the heightened language of Shakespeare's poetry. The final production was the fruit of those experiments.