The Comedy of Errors

By William Shakespeare

25th Annual FREE Classic Series
Made possible by a grant from the City of Coronado

July 16 – August 8, 2021
Streaming on-demand

Directed by Dennis Floyd

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Set in the city of Ephesus, The Comedy of Errors is about the farcical misadventures of two sets of identical twins. Egeon, a Syracusan merchant, 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, later come to Ephesus, where—unknown to them—is the home of their lost twins. The new visitors are confused when local residents seem to know them. A series of wild mishaps based on mistaken identities lead to farcical and fantastic misunderstandings.

When the four twins come together, all is finally resolved. And in one final twist, their long-separated parents reunite as well.

The Comedy of Errors was first performed in 1594, and was probably written the year before, during the plague of 1592-93. Due to our current “plague”, we are now subject to new limits of social distancing and quarantining which add to the mishaps and the frustrations experienced by the characters in this production. Humor stems from their foibles as they navigate the necessary restrictions in a way that will seem all-too-familiar.

The Comedy of Errors is one of William Shakespeare’s early plays. It is his shortest and one of his most farcical comedies, with a major part of the humor coming from slapstick, mistaken identity, puns and word play.

“We came into the world like brother and brother,
And now let’s go hand in hand, not one before another.”
William Shakespeare

Cast Bios:

Jesseal Amelia

Chris Braden

Annie Buccheit

Russell Clements

Jim Coulon

Julia Giolzetti

Steven Jensen

Jena Joyce

Eddy Lukovic

Sutheshna Mani

Robin Thompson

Tanner Vydos

Kristen Washington

Anthony Zelig

Creative Team:

Dennis Floyd (director)

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Tickets Pricing:

Coronado Playhouse can offer the Free Classics Series free to the public because of a grant from the City of Coronado. You can reserve up to 5 tickets free of charge. It’s important to release tickets if you are unable to attend to make available for other patrons.

Schools and organizations can contact our Box Office to reserve large groups. 619-435-4856.

For questions, call the Box Office (619) 435-4856 or email  boxoffice@coronadoplayhouse.com

There are no events scheduled for this production.

Please join us as we raise money for Coronado Playhouse during our free classic series production.

Part of Coronado Playhouse’s mission is to give back to the community. For each show, we partner up with a local non-profit to raise awareness and funds in support of their work. For our free classic, we need to focus on raising funds for the Playhouse, as tickets sales during the year only cover a portion of our annual expenses.

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