Center for the Arts Welcomes Aquila Theatre Company and Shakespeare’s ‘The Comedy of Errors’

Posted: October 29, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Aquila Theatre Company, an esteemed British/American touring company, returns to Mason’s Center for the Arts with an imaginative and exuberant production of Shakespeare’s classic farce, “The Comedy of Errors” on Friday, Nov. 7 at 8 p.m.

Scene from Comedy of Errors
A scene from Aquila Theatre Company’s production of Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors.”

This glorious farcical romp about two pairs of identical twins separated during a shipwreck features mistaken identity, assumed personas, hilarious machinations and whimsical family ties. Shakespeare expertly weaves together these boisterously entertaining elements, always keeping the audience one step ahead of his characters, with hilarious results. This uproarious production is a “must-see” for newcomers to Shakespeare and Bard enthusiasts alike.

Aquila Theatre Company was founded in London in 1991 by Artistic Director Peter Meinick. The company has since moved to New York City and tours nationally and abroad. Past productions include “Romeo and Juliet,” “Othello,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “The Importance of Being Earnest,” “The Invisible Man,” “Agamemnon,” “A Very Naughty Greek Play” and “Catch-22.”

Aquila’s unique and ingenious staging of the classics has received prestigious international prizes and high praise from audiences, critics and scholars. Aquila recently represented the National Endowment of the Arts at the White House, performing Shakespeare for the president and first lady.

Tickets are $34, $26 and $17; tickets for children 12 and under are half price. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit tickets.com.

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