The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare Directed by Tony McKay September 17-18, 2014 Carnegie Mellon University
In the summer and fall of 2014, I collaborated with Tony McKay on a seven person rendition of William Shakespeare's shortest and arguably most farcical play, The Comedy of Errors. We set our production in a props shop, with actors running wild, switching hats and props to portray the colorful cast of characters that make up Shakespeare's tale of mistaken identities. This production gave me exposure to Shakespearean dramaturgy, allowing me to delve into text and language in an incredibly intricate and demanding way.
The Comedy of Errors tells the story of two sets of identical twins separated at birth- Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant Dromio and their respective twins, Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, also Dromio. When the Syracusian pair arrive in Ephesus, the twins encounter each others' friends and family members, setting forth a series of mishaps including wrongful beatings, near-seduction, two arrests, and a small handful of false accusations.
Cast Egeon: Jake Brinskele Antipholus of Syracuse: Patrick Hart Dromio of Syracuse: Zach Fifer Adriana: Carolina Pluta Luciana: Kelsey Tarantino Antipholus of Ephesus: Sam McInerney Dromio of Ephesus: Ben Mathews
Creative Team Director: Tony McKay Lighting Designers: Reuben Markowitz and Hunter Modisett