The Comedy of Errors

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Danny Scheie

April 11, 2000–May 7, 2000


The only way to make this play about two (not one, but two) pairs of separated-at-birth-twins who bump and bounce unbeknownst, off of each other's recently entangled lives even more madcap than it already is, is to play it, as Seattle Shakespeare Festival does, with a cast of eight actors. Are you still following? Good, because you're going to need your wits about you for this delightful evening of mistaken identity, goofy fun, romantic confusion, and dazzling wordplay. This is one of those rare Shakespeare plays where ghosts, goblins, fairies and witches are unfairly blamed for mayhem that's created from nothing more than human folly. And if you've ever speculated about whether bald men really do have more fun, you've come to the right play.

 

Production Team

Danny Scheie (Director), Richard MacKenzie (Scenic Designer), Ron Erickson (Costume Designer), Craig Wollam (Lighting Designer), Michael Grogan (Properties Master), Jessica Bomball (Stage Manager).

Cast

Kevin Warren (Solinus, Duke of Ephesus and Courtesan), Jim Dean (Aegon and Dr. Pinch), Hans Altwies (Antipholus of Ephesus and Antipholus of Syracuse), Brad DePlanche (Dromio of Ephesus and Dromio of Syracuse), Stephen Grenley (Balthazar/Emilia/Merchant), David Miller (Angelo, a goldsmith/Merchant), Amy Thone (Adriana), Jessica Chisum, (Luciana), Toby Hanson (Accordionist).