The Comedy of Errors
an hysterical, brief exuberance
by William Shakespeare
in partnership with the University of Memphis Department of Theatre & Dance
June 8-18, 2017
at the University of Memphis
(3745 Central Avenue, Memphis 38111)
sponsored by Ann and Wellford Tabor; and
Produced under agreements with the professional entertainment unions: Actors’ Equity Association and The Stage Directors & Choreographers Society
“Methinks you are my glass, and not my brother:
I see by you I am a sweet-fac’d youth”
Shakespeare’s rowdiest, earliest, shortest comedy has become a popular foundation for the world’s entertainment over the last two centuries. Two sets of identical twins are separated at birth on the high seas, and now as young adults the immigrant master/servant pairing comes searching for their twin brothers in Ephesus. Unknown to them, their father has made pursuit, and their mother…well, that’s a surprise. The immigrants, too, are surprised: they learn they have a house, a sister-in-law, a housekeeper, a bill due, and wives. A glorious, rhyming tale of mistaken identities is here gracefully folded into redeeming challenges to the laws of a native land and the strength of a non-traditional family.
Box Office Information
General Admission tickets are on sale now, Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at TSC’s office located within The Shops at Forest Hill at 3092 Village Shops Drive, Germantown, TN 38138 (near Target); by calling 901-759-0604, or by going on-line to www.tnshakespeare.org (Twitter: @tnshakespeare).
Ticket prices, unchanged from last season, are $34.
Tickets for Preview performances (June 8 and 9 at 7pm) are only $16.
Both Thursday night performances (June 8 and 15 at 7pm) are Free Will Kids’ Nights: Children 17 years and younger are admitted FREE when accompanied by a paying/attending Guardian.
The Opening Night performance (June 10 at 7pm) includes a complimentary post-show reception with the actors.
Senior tickets (62 years and older) are $29, and Student tickets (18 years and older) are $16 for any performance.
Free parking. No refunds or exchanges. Credit card charges require a $1 per-ticket fee. Title, cast, and schedule are subject to change with notice.
Pictured: Brian Sheppard