The Comedy of Errors
One of Shakespeare's earliest plays, The Comedy of Errors is a side splitting farce, which chronicles the mistakes in identity of twin-born children. Shakespeare's source for the improbable comedy is Plautus' Menaechmi, but the Bard improves on Plautus by going one better - or rather two better - twin boys from Syracuse are served by twin servants. Mayhem ensues when Antipholus of Syracuse, accompanied by Dromio of Syracuse arrive in Ephesus, home of their respective (and unknown) counterparts. Guest director, Jim Carver, explores a circus-style setting influenced by the Brothers Karamazov.
Attendant/Servant/Officer - BETHANY G. BANNER
Attendant/Servant/Officer - MELISSA M. BEATTY
Dromio of Syracuse - ROGER W. BURLEIGH
Luce - KIM CHANDLER
Attendant/Servant/Officer - TALA DAVIDSON
Antipholus of Syracuse - TIM ESCHELBACH
Antipholus of Ephesus - VINCENT FAUST
Courtesan - JANET GOVER
Abbess/Emila - DEBORAH HANLEY
Egeon - MICHAEL RAY HELMS
Shakespeare - J. ANDREW HIGGINS
Adriana- MYCHELLE HOPKINS
Attendant/Servant/Officer - MICHAEL JEFFRIES
Dr. Pinch - JON KOTELES
Duke - PAUL KRINER
Luciana - SUSAN L. LEVERSEE
Attendant/Servant/Officer - MANDALL JERMAINE DEVANTÉ LEWIS
Dromio of Ephesus - LARRY J. LOOFBORO, JR.
Angelo/Balthasar - ROB LOWE
Attendant/Servant/Officer - KURT W. REITER
1st Merchant - ELI RIX
Assistant Director - CINDA DORRANCE
Director - JAMES C. CARVER
Scenic Designer -DAVID KYHN
Costume/Makeup Designer - BARBARA B. STONE
Lighting Designer - KRISTEN CHESAK
Sound Designer - BILL HUNTER
Special Effects Designer - GEORGE ERIC PERRY
Properties Master - DAVID FLETCHER
Technical Director - FRED GILLETTE
Stage Manager - ELIZABETH KEESLER
Production Manager - KRISTEN CHESAK
The Civic Auditorium
329 South Park St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
All performances in the Civic Auditorium feature reserved seating. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance. View Seating Chart.
Available after 6pm in the Civic parking lot at the northeast corner of Lovell and Park Streets. There is additional parking behind the Carver Center. Street parking is available after 5pm.
Photos courtesy of Fred Western