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William Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors Opens at U of M Theatre November 11

For release: November 5, 2010
For press information, contact Alice Berry (901) 678-3184

Comedy of Errors, a wacky, classical favorite by William Shakespeare opens on the University of Memphis Mainstage on November 11 at 8 p.m. Additional shows are November 12-13 and 18-20. Tickets are $10 and $15. For ticket information, call the box office at (901) 678-2576.

Comedy of Errors is a great show for all ages; the language is accessible and much of the action is based in physical humor: mistaken arrests, wrongful beatings, and accusations of infidelity, theft, madness and demonic possession.

The hilarity begins when two sets of identical twins with identical names are shipwrecked as infants, and their father can save only one of each set. Years later, one Antipholus and one Dromio arrive in Ephesus in search of their long-lost brothers only to find that everyone there seems a little odd... Shakespeare's early farce is about the power of family, love, mistaken identities and finding the way home in a world that seems both cruel and mad.  The play takes place in Greece, but this particular production takes a few comedic liberties.

 Director Stephen Hancock joined the U of M faculty as a full-time professor in 1998 as a member of the performance faculty, where he teaches classes in acting, directing, and playwriting. Recently, Hancock wrote and directed the KACTF Region IV Irene Ryan- nominated zany comedy "The Horror of the Little Family Farce."

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