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The Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors opens October 15

Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors runs October 15-October 25 in the Callan Studio Theatre. Shakespeare takes the comic device of "identical twins separated at birth and reunited by chance" gag and goes one better: each identical twin brother has an identical twin servant! When Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant Dromio arrive in the city of Ephesus, they have no idea that their identical twins, Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant Dromio, await. The mayhem that ensues as the visitors are constantly mistaken for the hometown pair leaves one Antipholus reveling in foreign hospitality and the other Antipholus horrified as he watches his world fall apart. The Dromios do their best to keep up as they are caught between the two, obeying all the wrong orders. 

Set in the 1920's, this production of the Bard's beloved farce will be a mash-up of Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin and Will Shakespeare. Complete with live silent movie style piano accompaniment and featuring clown tango, this madcap romp of mistaken identities is sure to delight! 

October 15-17, 7:30 pm
October 18, 2 pm
October 22-24, 7:30 pm
October 25, 2 pm

Thursday, October 2 includes a pre-show conversation at 6:30 pm: "Shakespeare: Seeing the Story." 

Tickets are $15 general/$10 students and seniors/Salem State students free with ID.

Purchase tickets online or at 978.542.6365

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The Center for the Arts provides diverse, high quality and affordable events in theatre, dance, music, creative writing, and art for all members of the university community and the greater North Shore. We produce nearly 100 events each year including student performances as well as shows by world class artists and performers.

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