Shakespearean farce to raise giggles
October 15, 2013 by Mark
An adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘The Comedy of Errors’, directed by Jef Awada, is being presented by the St. Louis Shakespeare group this weekend. For those who love The Bard’s work, this performance is sure to be one worth catching, and is just the type of show that often gets promoted through poster printing.
When the play opens, Antipholas and Dromio appear totally bewildered. Strangely, no matter where they decide to go, they appear to have already been there before. Even so, the more they try to untangle the mystery of what is happening and the lunatic events that are taking place around them, the more comical their lives seem to become.
In a play described by the promoters as offering “double the laughter and twice the fun” as this comedy about mistaken identities and uproarious comedy introduces love at the very first sight, as well as the unexpected blunders that occur around every corner. No doubt the audience will be rocking in their seats with laughter as they enjoy this take on one of Shakespeare’s earliest, and most farcical, comedies.
Admission is $25 per adult, $20 for seniors, and $15 for teachers and students. The play will be performed on Friday, October 18, starting at 8:00 pm at the Florissant Civic Center Theatre located at 1 James J Eagan Drive in Florissant, Missouri, just a short drive from St. Ann. To find out more, or to purchase tickets, please visit the Florissant Civic Center Theatre website or call its box office at 314-921-5678.