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A Play & A Picnic
July 27 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join the Rustic Mechanicals on their 2023 10th Anniversary WV Summer Shakespeare in the Park(s) One Week Longer Than the World Tour of THE COMEDY OF ERRORS at the Gateway Center in Smithers, WV on Thursday, July 27, 2023, at 5p.
All tickets are $20. Seating is limited. The picnic starts at 5p, the pre-show jam with the World Tour BAND starts at 6:45p, and the show begins at 7p.
Take one pair of estranged twin brothers (both called Antipholus), and one pair of estranged twin servants (both called Dromio), keep them in ignorance of each other, and throw them into a city with a reputation for sorcery, and you have all the ingredients for theatrical chaos. One Antipholus is astonished by his foreign hospitality; the other is enraged by the hostility of his hometown. The Dromios, caught between the two, are soundly beaten for obeying all the wrong orders. Shakespeare revels in the mayhem of a hectic tale of violent cross-purposes, furious slapstick, and social nightmares more hilarious than you can shake a fish, cat, or identity-confused servant at…
Directed by Jason A Young alongside Intimacy Director Jessica Morgan, Movement Choreographer Tommy Schoffler, and Voice & Text Coach Bridget Rue Esterhuizen, with Technical Direction by David Byard, Dramaturgy by John S. Shirley, Costume Design by Jason A Young, and Hair & Make-Up Design by Samantha Huffman, the Mechanicals featured in this production include Len Batson, Joshua Brooks, Niki DeWitt, Sarah Beth Ealy, Samantha Huffman, Eric Jett, Kyia McGill, Stephen Phillips, Jason A Young, and Sarah Young.