Comedy of Errors

Another pleasant surprise from SW Shakespeare! The Comedy of Errors was hilarious. Set in Miami Beach in the 1980’s with a soundtrack that included Abba and others of that era, it was laugh out loud funny. The guy behind me had a hard time stopping laughing!

Miami Beach was actually South Beach, which allowed all sorts of gay stereotypes to jump to the fore, but all done with a light touch so they remained funny and not insulting. Who knew that Dromio had a thing for Antipholus? But then, why not? The cast was uniformly good and all got a chance to do some bit that added to the fun – tap dancing Abbess, Karaoke bag lady, complete with shopping cart,  hippy Dr Pinch.

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About cathyriggall

Theatre junkie, who thinks live theatre is the ultimate form of living on the edge. You never know what will happen when an actor steps on the stage.
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One Response to Comedy of Errors

  1. keithhpotter says:

    Pasha Yamotahari, the director of this production, got generally good performances out of his cast and had fun with his chosen setting. Florida and slapstick worked well for this play.

    Mostly the actors seemed more comfortable with the language than they did in Othello the previous week. Emily Mohney, as Adriana, took the fast pace of the production as direction to speak as fast as she could in the early scenes, which made her hard to understand. However, she got better pacing later and the rest of the cast had a better balance. The Antipholus(es?) and Dromio(s) were well matched and did well at the physical comedy. Jordan Letson’s performance was again broad, but this much better suited the courtesan role than it did her Emilia in Othello.

    The audience had a good time – and the cast seemed to as well.

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