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February 16, 2012

Acting Company to perform Shakespeare’s ‘Comedy of Errors’

TERRE HAUTE — Along with his tragic tales, William Shakespeare had a hidden comedic side, which talented young actors and actresses from The Acting Company will showcase in its production of “Comedy of Errors” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Hatfield Hall Theater.

Reserved tickets range from $13 to $17 for adults and are $10 for college and high school students.

Purchase tickets calling the Hatfield Hall ticket office at (812) 877-8544.

“The Comedy of Errors,” one of Shakespeare’s earliest plays, is also his shortest and one of his most farcical — a major part of the humor derived from slapstick, puns and wordplay. The story of two sets of identical twins accidentally separated at birth involves a series of wild mishaps based on mistaken identities leading to wrongful attacks, a near-seduction, an arrest and accusations of infidelity, theft, madness, and demonic possession.

“This play best characterizes Shakespeare’s fascination with mistaken identity. He often employs disguises and gender flip-flops as one of many devices to craft his stories but in ‘The Comedy of Errors’ this technique is the spine of the play, the center where the characters, setting, and story originate,” states director Ian Belknap of The Acting Company.

Shakespeare sets all of the action in “Comedy of Errors” within one day and features a recurring theme across his work: blending tragic situations with comedic resolutions and introducing slapstick to wide appeal.

“Underneath every moment of hilarity in this play is a person yearning for something or someone. In every instance where a character aches, Shakespeare concocts a game or comedic gag that eases the pain. He blends tragic situations with comedic resolutions,” added Belknap, associate artistic director of The Acting Company since 2009. “Charlie Chaplin said of Shakespeare, ‘[His] Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.’”

The Acting Company is one of the most respected and praised touring repertory theater companies in America, performing 135 productions touring to 48 states and 10 foreign countries.

Find out more about The Acting Company at www.theactingcompany.org.

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