2018 Shakespeare in the Park
The Comedy of Errors
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Mike Risinger
Sponsored by Angeli Hartliep
Show Dates: Memorial Day Weekend; June 9th Performance in Clarksville, TX
This is a fast paced story of a prosperous business man and his servant and the identical brothers of both men, who have arrived in town. Without knowledge of each other’s twin, having been separated as infants, lead the men into a swirl of mistaken identities. Confusion on the part of all is played to great comedic moments thanks to Shakespeare’s quick and witty dialogue packed with puns and word play.
We are updating the setting from Elizabethan town and market to a country club garden party in 1962, all the while keeping the original characters and dialogue.
Antipholus of Syracuse – Twin brother of Antipholus of Ephesus. He has been traveling the world with his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, in search of his long lost brother. Age: Early 20’s to early 30’s. Male.
Antipholus of Ephesus – Twin brother of Antipholus of Syracuse. He is a well respected merchant in Ephesus. Age : Early 20’s to early 30’s. Male.
Dromio of Syracuse – The comical servant of Antipholus of Syracuse and twin brother of Dromio of Ephesus. Age: early 20’s to early 30’s. Male.
Dromio of Ephesus – The comical servant of Antipholus of Ephesus. Twin brother of Dromio of Syracuse. Age: Early 20’s to early 30’s. Male.
Adriana – Wife of Antipholus of Ephesus. She is a very jealous woman. Age: early 20’s to early 30’s. Female.
Luciana – Adriana’s unmarried sister and object of Antipholus of Syracuse’s affections. Age: early 20’s to early 30’s. Female.
Solinus – The Duke of Ephesus. He is just but merciful. Age: 35 and up. Male.
Egeon – A Syracusan merchant, husband to Emilia the Abbess and father to the two Antipholuses. He has also been searching for his son. Age: 50 and up. Male.
Abbess – Emilia, the long lost wife of Egeon and mother of the two Antipholuses. Age: 50 and up. Female.
Balthasar – Merchant in Syracuse. Age: 20 and up. Male.
Angelo – A goldsmith in Syracuse and friend to Antipholus of Ephesus. Age: 30 and up. Male.
Merchant – An Ephesian friend of Antipholus of Syracuse. Age: 20 and up. Male.
Second Merchant – a tradesman to whom Angelo is in debt. Age: 30 and up. Male.
Doctor Pinch – A schoolteacher, conjurer and would be exorcist. Age: 30 and up. Male.
Luce (Nell) – Antipholus of Ephesus’ maid and Dromio of Ephesus’ wife. Age: early 20’s to 30’s. Female.
Courtesan – A prostitute and friend of Antipholus of Ephesus. Age: Early 20’s to early 30’s.