The Arts, Etc.

Playhouse on Park

presents

a contemporary interpretation of

SHAKESPEARE'S CLASSIC

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS

April 6 - 17, 2011

 

 

Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc. brings Stages on the Sound's acclaimed adaptation of William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors to Playhouse on Park.  In this hysterical and contemporary adaptation, the classic tale is performed with four actors playing all the roles. The play centers around the separation and ongoing search between a husband, wife and two sets of identical twins.  Suspense and hilarity ensue before the family is reunited.  This is Shakespeare in its most accessible form.

 

David Fuller, of NewYorkTheatre.com, says: "You should go. You will laugh, you will smile constantly, and you will consistently wonder at how in the heck they are able to pull off Shakespeare's complete comedy with just four actors!"

 

The Comedy of Errors features the talents of Brad DePlanche (The 39 Steps, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Around the World in 80 Days), Jesse Graham (The Rover, Hey God?, A Christmas Carol), Vanessa Morosco (Importance of Being Earnest, Love's Labour's Lost, Julius Caesar, Blithe Spirit), and Brendan Norton (Playhouse on Park's Trapezium, Angels in America, A New Brain).   The Comedy of Errors is directed by Will Ditterline.

 

Performances run from April 6 to17. Times vary.  Tickets are $22.50-$32.50 adults, reserved seating.  Students, seniors and Let's Go Arts! Members save $2.50 per ticket.  Preview performance on Wednesday, April 6, all tickets $15.  Playhouse on Park offers a lunchtime special, where $10 tickets are available from 12pm-1pm on the day of a performance, cash only.  Student rush is also available for $10, 15 minutes prior to curtain, cash only with a valid student id.  Limit one student rush ticket per performance.  Call for group and school rates.

 

Playhouse on Park is a not-for-profit theatre dedicated to presenting a theatrical experience that is both enjoyable and educational.  The Playhouse is located at 244 Park Road, in West Harford, Connecticut.  For tickets or more information, call our box office at (860) 523-2900 x. 10 or visit us on the web at www.playhouseonpark.org.  Visit our website to learn about our Playhouse on Park Dining Partner program.

 

THE CAST

 

BRAD DePLANCHE (Dromios, Egeon, Abbess, Dr. Pinch)  Recent shows include; The 39 Steps, for Florida Repertory Theatre and Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Porthos in The Three Musketeers for People's Light and Theatre Company in PA. and Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum for Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. Off-Off Broadway; China; The Whole Enchilada (NY Fringe Festival), Cloud 9 at Classic Stage Company and Armchair in Hell at Theatre at St. Clements. Regional Theatre; Actors Theatre of Louisville (5 Seasons), American Conservatory Theater, South Coast Repertory, Syracuse Stage, Utah Shakespearean Festival, Cape Playhouse, Hangar Theatre, B Street Theatre, and Seattle Shakespeare Company. Upcoming; The 39 Steps for Actors Playhouse in Miami and The Comedy of Errors for Shakespeare Santa Cruz. Brad won several regional theatre awards for his portrayal of Passepartout in Around the World in Eighty Days, directed by Russ Treyz. Brad hails from Michigan and holds an MFA from the American Conservatory Theatre.

 

 

JESSE GRAHAM (Adriana, Angelo, etc.)  NY theatre:  The Rover (New York Classical), Hey God? (Times Square Equity Showcase).  Tours:  A Christmas Carol (Troupe America), Smoke on the Mountain (Cumberland Co. Playhouse).  Regional:  A Funny Thing. (Monomoy Theatre), Steel Magnolias (Derby Dinner Playhouse).  Film:  Trailerpark, Death of the Cool (MDIA 419).  MFA:  Ohio University.

  1. VANESSA MOROSCO  New York Classical Theatre: Angellica Bianca (THE ROVER); Rape of the Lock: Baron (JUDITH SHAKESPEARE); Importance of Being Earnest: Gwendolyn (THEATRE1010); Way of the World: Peg (YALE REP); Love's Labour's Lost: Princess of France (FOLGER SHAKESPEARE THEATRE); School for Scandal: Lady Teazle (PITTSBURGH IRISH & CLASSICAL); Julius Caesar: Cassius (TENNESSEE SHAKES); Candida (BAY THEATRE); Blithe Spirit: Elvira (WAYSIDE THEATRE); and six seasons at AMERICAN SHAKESPEARE CENTER (including Helena in All's Well, Hippolita in Tis Pity She's a Whore, and The Duchess of Malfi). Training: BADA, Shakespeare & Co., and SITI Co. (www.vanessamorosco.com)

 

 

BRENDAN NORTON (Antipholus of Syracuse/Antipholus of Ephesus) Playhouse on Park: Sir Mullet in TRAPEZIUM.  Plays and Players: Gordon Schwinn (A NEW BRAIN); Society Hill Playhouse: Louis Ironson (ANGELS IN AMERICA); Villanova Theatre: Foigard (THE BEAUX' STRATAGEM). B.A. in Theatre Performance, FordhamU@LincolnCenter.


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