A Hilarious Farce, Mistaken Identities and a Love Story or Two
What in the world is going on in the city of Ephesus? Come find out as we see Antipholus and his man, Dromio, explore a strange new town looking for their long lost twin brothers, only to find out everybody already knows their name. Will Antipholus find his brother? Come see this hilarious farce in action as the story unfolds.
In honour of Canada’s 150th Birthday, Theatre Kelowna Society, Shakespeare Kelowna Society and the Rotary Centre for the Arts are presenting “The Comedy of Errors”, William Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy. Directed by Steven Jefferys and Produced by Deb Nicholson with a bit of a maple syrup flavour.
When Shakespeare wrote The Comedy of Errors in 1594, he had contemporary actors in mind and a lot of physical and slapstick humour – “I feel I am not taking any liberties when I have my actors run, chase and slap their way through 90 minutes of this hilarious story of mistaken identity, jealousy and a love story or two.” says director Steven Jefferys.
The cast includes veteran actors and newcomers alike – Mike Minions and Matt Gunn play the twin brothers with Craig Paynton and Alyosha Pushak as their much abused companions, and Elana Bizovie and Allyce Kranabetter play the long suffering wife and sister. The show also features Richard Knight, Shannon Bracken, Andrew Gibbs, Tate Adrian, Corinne Marks, Paul Henry, Graham Meredith and Judy Dow.
If you’ve been to a Theatre Kelowna play, you would know that they are known for making some of the biggest and most elaborate sets. This one is no different. Set Designer Brian Haigh, and Set Painter Ann Ganser, have created 5 building façades complete with two alleys, creating a perfect backdrop to a hilarious farce. This is Haigh’s 25th production since moving to the Okanagan in 2007 and it is his 125th set design in the 47 years he’s been designing and building sets.
The Comedy of Errors runs from May 17th to the 28th at the Mary Irwin Theatre with evening and matinee performances. Tickets can be purchased at the Rotary Centre for the Arts (421 Cawston Avenue), Kelowna Tickets (Orchard Park Mall), by phone at 250-717-5304 or online at www.RotaryCentrefortheArts.com. Tickets are $30 for adults and discounted prices are available for seniors, students, members and groups of 6+.