New Mexico Shakespeare Festival: Comedy of Errors
Bringing Shakespeare to Life in New Mexico! The New Mexico Shakespeare Festival believes that Shakespeare is for everyone – whether you’ve seen dozens of plays or none at all. You are invited to join them on the National Hispanic Cultural Center Plaza Mayor to enjoy a wonderful performance!
Comedy of Errors | Directed by Paul Ford
Free community event. Tickets will be available at the event one hour prior to the performance.
Director’s Note: It could be argued that Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors has no socially redeeming value. A very young William Shakespeare cobbled together his own take on several ancient Roman comedies – zapped it with a modern sensibility – wrote in better jokes – added more plot twists – and included a dash of his growing romantic brilliance – and voilà. It’s all that and it is more. It is filled with mad-dash playful action interrupted by stand-up routines – mistaken identities and their hilarious consequences – melodramatic longing and joyous reunions.
At its heart, is a play about the exuberance of youth. The Comedy of Errors does not shed new light on the human condition or plumb the depths of the human psyche. It throws a brilliant and playful spotlight on the simple follies of humble humans. It is a play about us. How nice of Shakespeare to send us this giggling love letter 400 years ago. He knew we would open it with glee.
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