William Shakespeare's 'Comedy of Errors'
Start Date: December 13 7:30 PM
This event is open to the public
The Phillips Academy Department of Theatre and Dance will present three performances of The Rosenkranz Shakespeare Fund production of William Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors" December 13-14 in Steinbach Theatre in George Washington Hall.
Directed by theatre instructor Kevin Heelan, the play is a farcical comedy that centers around the misadventures of two identical twins accidentally separated at birth. When the two brothers, Antipholus of Syracuse and Antipholus of Ephesus, happen to end up in the same town one day, what follows is a hilarious series of mistaken identities, false accusations of infidelity, confused seductions, theft, arrests, beatings, madness and demonic possession.The lead roles of the twins are played by David Benedict '15 and Zach Bamford '14.
All performances are free and open to the public, but tickets are required. To reserve tickets, contact the box office at 978-749-4433. One show will be offered on Friday at 7:30 p.m., and two shows will be offered on Saturday at 7:00 and 9:00 p.m.
The play is the first production to be sponsored by the newly created Rosenkranz Shakespeare Fund, established by PA alum Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz ’88, who credits longtime Andover faculty member and former dean of faculty Kelly Wise for inspiring his passion for theatre. The fund, which he established this year on the occasion of his 25th Reunion, will support at least one major theatrical production per year, with a preference for William Shakespeare’s plays.