Mesa College Theatre Co. Presents Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors
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Beth Henley, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Crimes of the Heart, serves up another of her fine Southern-fried comedies. This funny and heartfelt play focuses on Carnelle Scott, a pageant hopeful with a large and dysfunctional family, who believes that winning the Miss Firecracker Contest will restore her reputation and vastly improve her life. But her path to the crown and sash becomes complicated when a cousin, a former Miss Firecracker winner, arrives unexpectedly. San Diego Theatre Critics Circle award-winner Samantha Ginn takes on the title role. Learn More
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At the end of the performance, I felt like I had an enjoyable night at the theater. Shakespeare is really tough for any actor and most of the actors handled it very capably. My only real complaint would be the actors portraying the slaves Dromio. It was just very painfully obvious that they were trying too hard to be funny in this role. Everything about their acting choices felt very forced and unnatural. While the audience laughed and enjoyed it, it was just very annoying for myself to watch. Actually, some of the comedy in this production felt very forced. But like I said, at the end of the performance, I actually enjoyed it for what it was and felt that a lot of performances were very well don.
The Comedy of Errors, one of Shakespeare’s earliest and shortest plays, is the classic tale of two sets of twins accidentally separated at birth by a shipwreck. In this farcical comedy, their lives come crashing back together through a series of wild mishaps, mistaken identity, accusations, madness and confusion.
Shakespeare’s play has been adapted for opera, stage, screen, and musical theatre.