Above the Curve Presents William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors Set in the '50s
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Art, by provocative playwright Yasmina Reza (God of Carnage), focuses on three men whose 15-year friendship is tested when one of them buys an expensive modern painting that appears to be just a completely white canvas. They each have different reactions to the piece and differing opinions on art. As the argument moves from aesthetics to something deeper, this witty and insightful comedy explores the extent to which our identities are shaped by our social circle, and reveals how deep friendships can be shaken up by the most unexpected events. Art picked up a Tony Award for Best Play in 1998. Learn More
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Watching what they did to this Shakespeare comedy, was actually a tragedy. They set the play in 1950''s America, but didn't change the dialogue to match at all. This made little to no sense, as they did not actually have slaves in the 1950's... that was the 1850's. While waiting for the play to begin, we couldn't help but notice the poorly painted set (which appeared to have no straight lines). Sadly, the set dressing was not the worst part of the play. The play was delayed several minutes as the set's only door had to be pounded open with a squeegee. Watching substandard actors muddle their way through Shakespeare whilst severely overacting was only tolerable for one act... we left at intermission.
The Comedy of Errors is one of Shakespeare’s earliest, shortest and most silly plays by far. It's colored with the best of puns, physical comedy, near-miss meetings by the characters, and classic tunes. Above the Curve presents a '50s-themed production of this farcical tale of twins accidentally separated at birth.
Shakespeare's play has been adapted for opera, stage, screen, and musical theatre.
About the Ticket Supplier: Above the Curve Theatre
Above The Curve, founded May 2006, in Los Angeles, CA, is a women-driven, actor-derived, nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering female artists and strengthening our community.
Above The Curve Theatre provides a fun and safe environment for artists to cultivate new and current talents. All members are encouraged to write, act, produce and direct, and, while our primary creative outlet is the theatre, we encourage all of our members to explore every medium of the entertainment industry. Our goal is to develop versatile artists capable of creating more dynamic work for women and tackling the most challenging roles.
At the same time, Above The Curve Theatre strives to provide the community with professional productions held to the highest standards of excellence. Through the awesome power of the performing arts, the ensemble hopes to educate and entertain, but it does not stop there, members are also encouraged to give back to our community through group sponsored charity events and outreach programs.