Comedy of Errors opens Wednesday, July 9th!


Comedy of Errors opens Wednesday, July 9th!

The Comedy of Errors will run July 9-13 and 16-20 at 7PM at the Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies.

In the Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare brings us, through the experience of not one but two pairs of very confused twin brothers separated in childhood, to a topsy-turvy land of danger and playfulness. In the pirate port of Ephasus our Syracusian heroes, in search of their long lost family, encounter conjurers and courtesans, shady businessmen and alluring ladies, as a whole town falls victim to mistaken identity and false reflections spiraling into chaos.

Embracing the fast pace and double nature at the heart of this comedy, we present it to you with an ensemble cast of only seven actors playing all the roles, turning it on its head as women play men and vice versa. These dynamic actors swap roles as quickly as they change hats and you may find yourself wondering who you will encounter next. As things escalate in Ephasus we hope you will join us in laughter to navigate through the madness and untie the knots alongside Antipholus and his man Dromio. 

-Brianna Sloane, director


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Hampshire Shakespeare 2014 Auditions!

Updated HSC Mainstage Auditions flyer

NOTE: Conflicting rehearsal schedules will not allow actors to be cast in both Mainstage shows; actors will be asked to indicate in which show they prefer to be cast at the audition.

NOTE FROM BRIANNA SLOANE, director of “The Comedy of Errors”:
Brianna encourages actors to make bold physical choices in their auditions. This will be a highly physical production inspired by Commedia dell’Arte. ALL GENDERS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR ANY ROLE.

NOTE FROM JEFFREY FLOOD, director of “Julius Caesar” Mainstage:
Jeffrey encourages actors to focus on clarity in the audition: clarity of speech and clarity of meaning. Roles will be double- and triple-cast. THE GENDERS OF A NUMBER OF CHARACTERS HAVE BEEN CHANGED TO FEMALE: Shakespeare calls for only 2 women, but this production has opportunities for 12 WOMEN (including some of the conspirators) and 14 MEN. Some smaller roles will be filled by actors from the company’s youth production of “Julius Caesar”.

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE INFO TO FOLLOW, so please keep an eye out for updates.

We hope to see you all on Friday, April 18th or Saturday, April 19th!

Updated YC auditions flyer for web