Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors on Stage at Stevenson Feb. 20-March 1

February 10, 2014 7 AM

Stevenson University‘s Theatre Department will perform six showings of Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare with opening night on Thursday, February 20. The play will also be presented February 21, 22, 27, 28, and March 1. All shows begin at 7 p.m. in the Studio Theatre, located on Stevenson’s Greenspring Campus, 1525 Greenspring Valley Road, Stevenson, MD 21153.

Tickets are $10 for general admission, $6 for seniors, and $5 for students. To reserve tickets, call the Stevenson University Box Office at 443-334-2618.

One of Shakespeare’s earlier plays, Comedy of Errors tells the story of a condemned man in search of his family after a shipwreck. He is granted 24 hours to raise money to save his life. However, the story is complicated when mistaken identity ensues – the man’s son has a long-lost identical twin brother. The confusion only increases when it is discovered that the servants of the brothers are also identical twins.

Stevenson’s rendition will be directed by William LeDent, Adjunct Professor of Theatre.

“The play combines a brilliant blend of wit and slap-stick. It is Shakespeare’s shortest and most zany play,” said LeDent. “I modeled this production after the Bob Hope and Bing Crosby movie, ‘Road to Morocco.’ I like to think of it as Shakespeare meets Abbott and Costello and Scooby-Doo.”

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