Elmhurst College Theatre
By William Shakespeare
Comedy’s roots are showing in this play of mistaken identities. Shakespeare gives a nod to the Roman play The Menaechmi, a comedy of identical twins separated at birth. Elizabethan theatre tips its hat to Italian commedia, including stock stereotypical characters. The classic comedy isn’t far from contemporary tastes, mixing the clever with the crude. The Comedy of Errors takes no prisoners as it takes pot shots at marriage, friendship, identity, laws and villainy.
The production runs April 25-28 and May 2-4. Thursday–Saturday performances are at 8:00 p.m., and the Sunday performance is at 2:00 p.m.