Shakespeare Marathon – Gilbert Theatre


Gilbert Theatre presents The Comedy of Errors on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at midnight, in NC Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC.

 

DIRECTED : Robyne Parrish
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR : Brian Adam Kline
STAGE MANAGER : Derek Smith
FEATURING :
Solinus – Ja’Maul Johnson
Egeon – James MErkle
Emilia – Joyce Lipe
Antipholus of Ephesus/Antipholus of Syracuse  – Michael Carney
Dromio of Ephesus/Dromio of Syracuse – Mattew Overturf
Adriana – Kaley Morrison
Luciana – Rhonda Brocki
Nell/Luce – Margo Savage
Balthazar – Jess Jones
Angelo – Johnathan Clouser
Courtesan – Jess Jones
First merchant – Mary McGee
Second merchant – Derek Smith
Doctor Pinch – Ja’Maul Johnson
Gaoler – Derek Smith
Officer – Joyce Lipe 
Servant – Johnathan Clouser
Headsman, Officers, and other Attendants – Derek Smith, Jess Jones, Jonathan Clouser, Margo Savage

 

ABOUT THE PLAY :  Set in the city of Ephesus, The Comedy of Errors concerns the farcical misadventures of two sets of identical twins. Many years earlier, the Syracusan merchant Egeon had twin sons, both named Antipholus. At their birth, he bought another pair of newborn twins, both named Dromio, as their servants. In a shipwreck, Egeon lost his wife, one of his sons, and one of the Dromios. 

Egeon’s remaining son, Antipholus of Syracuse, and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, come to Ephesus, where—unknown to them—their lost twins now live. The visitors are confused, angered, or intrigued when local residents seem to know them.

Similarly, Antipholus and Dromio of Ephesus run into puzzling reactions from the people they know—who have been dealing, unwittingly, with the Syracusans. Antipholus of Ephesus’s wife bars him from his house; he is jailed after a jeweler claims he owes money on a gold chain he never received.

When the four twins come together, all is finally resolved. In one last twist, their parents reunite as well.

Folger Shakespeare Library. “The Comedy of Errors.” Folger Shakespeare Library. n.d. Web. April 1, 2016.