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Bard in the Quad: Comedy of Errors

Summer Shakespeare in the Quad

Friday, August 16, 2013 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Comedy of Errors Comes to the Quad

 

Oregon State University Theatre’s popular Bard in the Quad series is back for its eighth summer with the Bard’s absurd farce of mistaken identity and coincidence, Comedy of Errors. Set in a wild contemporary Ephesus inspired by the outlandish worlds depicted in The Jersey Shore, The Sopranos, and The Godfather, this production embraces the passionately physical and funny quirks of Italian-American culture. Performances run August 8-11 and 15-18 at 7:30 pm in the MU Quad on the Oregon State University campus. Join this exciting Corvallis summer tradition of Shakespeare under the stars.

Comedy of Errors is an extremely witty and physical comedy. As a young man, family patriarch and Syracuse native Aegeon and his beloved wife, Aemelia, bore twin sons and, soon after, adopted a second pair of twins - each pair of twins bearing the same name. After a series of tragedies, Aegeon is separated from his wife and two of his children. Years later, a series of bizarre coincidences leaves both sets of twins in the city of Ephesus unbeknowst to them or their families and friends. Comedy occurs as the paths of strangers and friends cross throughout a day of confusion, fights, death threats, sex, love, and discovery.

The cast features OSU students Irene Drage as Gallow, Richelle Jean-Bart as Balthazar, Chris Peterman as Dromio of Syracuse, Brittany Potter as Luciana, Sam Thompson as Solinus, Erin Wallerstein as Adriana, Joseph Workman as Antipholus of Syracuse, and Ricky Zipp as Nell. OSU Theatre alumni Arin Dooley (Angelo), Alex Johnston (Dromio of Ephesus), and Tucker Minnick (Courtesan) join the cast along with Corvallis community members Craig Currier (Aegeon), Ariel Ginsburg (Aemelia), and Jonathan Thompson (Antipholus of Ephesus).

Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for students and seniors, and $5 for OSU students. Tickets are available for online purchases now at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/theatre/ or call the OSU Theatre box office for more information at 541-737-2784.

Bard in the Quad continues its tradition of bringing quality, innovative Shakespeare productions to Corvallis in a casual, fun summer atmosphere. This is an outdoor performance and no seating is provided. Patrons are encouraged to bring low lawn chairs and/or blankets. Make the most of your experience by bringing a picnic dinner and warm clothing or blankets. Seating begins at 6:30 p.m. No one will be seated prior to 6:30 p.m.

Contact box office manager, Bryanna Rainwater (541-737-2784) with any questions regarding tickets, seating, and other accommodations.

CONTACT: Elizabeth Helman

Elizabeth.helman@oregonstate.edu


MU Quad
Corvallis
OR
$15 General Admission, $10 Student/Senior, $5 OSU Student
Elizabeth Helman
1 541 737 3067
elizabeth.helman at oregonstate.edu
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