The Comedy of Errors
Directed by Blanche McIntyre. UK. 2015. 147 minutes. Shakespeare's Globe On Screen. Digital.
Thu., July 16, 2015
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 enraged by the hostility of his home town. The Dromios, caught between the two, are soundly beaten for obeying all the wrong orders. Basing his plot on a farce by Plautus, Shakespeare caps the mayhem of his Roman original to build up a hectic tale of violent cross-purposes, furious slapstick and social nightmare. The Comedy of Errors, the final Globe On Screen film for 2015, brings the perfect light relief to close an epic season of war and tragedy. This sell-out production employed authentic Renaissance costumes and staging and with ‘plenty of physical fun with masters and servants hurling everything possible, including a dried octopus, at each other’ (Guardian), it will have cinema audiences roaring with laughter.
‘As enchanting as it is hilarious’ ***** – The Independent
The performance will be recorded live in June, 2015 and shown digitally. The total running time is 147 minutes including a 15 min intermission.
Seniors & Students: $12
Members & Children < 13: $10
Tickets are non-refundable. General admission seating. Tickets available with cash, check or credit card at the Colonial Theatre Box Office or online.