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The Comedy of Errors

WRITTEN BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
DIRECTED BY ANGIE HIGGINS
RATING: E FOR EVERYONE

They laugh alike, they walk alike, at times they even talk alike! You can lose your mind, when there are TWO SETS OF TWINS! The cirque tent has popped up in Willow Street Park for one of Shakespeare’s wildest comedies with our first ever all-female troupe of players. As Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant Dromio go looking for their long-lost family in Ephesus, they are thrown into a whirlwind of mistaken identity. For who should reside in Ephesus, unbeknownst to them, but their long-lost twins! Antipholus and Dromio are about to meet their match, leading everyone in the town to see double. Outrageous antics run rampant in this hilarious farce that is great for the whole family to enjoy.

CAST

Amanda Camillo… Balthasar 
Ambera De Lash… Angelo
 
Lucinda Dobinson… Dromio of Ephesus
 
Alyssa Esquilin… Second Merchant
 
Sara Luna… Courtesan
 
Ally McGreevy… First Merchant / Officer
 
Karen Melander-Magoon… Egeon / Dr. Pinch
 
Dana Morgan… Duke Solinus / Luce
 
Doll Piccotto… Adriana / Dramaturg
 
Tina Rutsch… Antipholus of Ephesus
 
Sharon Salazar… Emelia / Nell 
 
Valerie Castro Singer… Antipholus of Syracuse
 
Valerie Castro Singer… Antipholus of Syracuse
 
Morgan Voellger… Luciana
 
Melissa Weinstein… Dromio of Syracuse / Makeup and Hair Designer


CREATIVE TEAM

Lisa Claybaugh… Costume Designer 
Lisa De Leeuw… Production Manager
 
Sonya Duffin… Choreographer
 
Angie Higgins… Director
 
Scott Ludwig… Prop Designer
 
David Ing… Lighting Intern
 
Megan Mayekawa… Directing Intern
 
Caitlyn Nichols… Stage Manager
 
R. Michael Price.. Scenic Design
 
Kevin Reardon… Technical Director
 
Kiera Robinson… Hair and Makeup Intern / Crew
 
Tom Shamrell… Assistant Director
 
Bob Smay… Lighting Design
 
Christina Sturken… Assistant Stage Manager
 
Patrick Tisdale… Sound Operator
Jarku Virtanen… Master Electrician
 
Adam Weinstein… Sound Design


The Comedy of Errors 
– Rated E for Everyone

This piece is specifically designed to be fun for the whole family! There should be no material that would cause concern or require discussion with the kids before you arrive. Parents who are curious about the content of this play can read a version that’s very similar to our  script here.

About the Family Rating System

Silicon Valley Shakespeare endeavors to make theatrical classics enjoyable and accessible to as wide an audience as possible. Families love to attend our plays, and we’re proud to have introduced thousands of young people to the Bard. In order to assist parents and guardians in assessing which of our plays may be right for their children, we offer a Parental Advisory that features a general rating followed by a more nuanced recommendation and description of the content. Since our assessment can’t possibly fit every family, we also offer a link to the actual text of our plays whenever possible so that parents can make their own decision.

Our ratings are: E for Everyone  — Self-explanatory. 

PG for Parental Guidance — This play is appropriate for most audiences under 13, but we recommend that parents inform themselves with the content of the play and its themes, and exercise their best judgment for their individual child. 

T for Teen — This production may be inappropriate for audiences under 13. Parents of younger children are welcome to attend with their children, but we recommend that they prepare for any questions their children may have about some of the more sophisticated and mature content and themes of the play and its particular presentation. 

M for Mature — This play is not recommended for audiences under 17.  

A note about very young children: Infants and toddlers are always welcome at all outdoor plays, and we’re thrilled to be able to offer newer parents an opportunity to enjoy live theatre. We do ask that at least one parent or guardian of these tiny theatergoers be prepared to take a break with them outside the immediate theatre space if they become upset or very vocal.