Ashland to present “The Comedy of Errors”

The Ashland University Spectrum Series presents the final performance of its 2011-2012 season with The Acting Company, in association with the Guthrie Theatre, featuring its production of “The Comedy of Errors,” one of William Shakespeare’s most delightful comedies, on Wednesday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m., in Hugo Young Theatre.

For its 39th annual tour, The Acting Company started performances in January at the Guthrie in Minneapolis and is traveling to 31 communities in 21 states plus Ontario, Canada.

“The Comedy of Errors” – one of Shakespeare’s earliest plays – can best be summed up in one word: fun! The slapstick of mistaken identity mixed fluidly with the lyrical wordplay of master and servant make “The Comedy of Errors” Shakespeare’s most farcical comedy. What makes “The Comedy of Errors” particularly engaging is its sitcom-like plot twists. As directed by Ian Belknap, the Acting Company’s Associate Producing Artistic Director, “The Comedy of Errors” is reminiscent of the great Charlie Chaplin.

Shakespeare sets all this action in one day and features a recurring theme across his work: blending tragic situations with comedic resolutions and introducing farce to wide appeal. This play is the springboard of Shakespeare’s fascination of identity—the story of two sets of identical twins tragically separated at birth involves a series of wild mishaps based on mistaken identity leading to wrongful attacks, a near seduction, an arrest and accusations of infidelity, theft, madness and demonic possession.

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NEW MUSICAL IN SUGARCREEK – “The Confession” musical will be at Carlisle Inn in Sugarcreek 7 p.m. July 19.

You can buy tickets here.

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