The Short Shakespeareans Present
The Comedy of Errors
Directed by Kelly Atwood
Performances: August 7-9 and 14-16 at 7:00 PM
Matinees: August 9 and 16 at 2:00 PM
Tickets: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $8 for children 12 and under
Tickets Available at the Numerica Performing Arts Center
The Short Shakespeareans will open its 36th season at the Riverside Playhouse with The Comedy of Errors, directed by Kelly Atwood. In her second year of heading up the troupe, Atwood has quite a few musical treats up her sleeve for audiences grown accustomed to this summer children's theatre staple, including tap dancing sirens, a piano-playing character dubbed Play-it-Again-Sam, dancing nuns, and mixed up lovers who happen to be identical twins.
Shows are August 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 at 7:00 with matinees beginning at 2 p.m. on Aug. 9 and 16. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $8 for children 12 and under and may be purchased at the Numerica Performing Arts Center, 123 N. Wenatchee Ave. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.numericapac.org, or by phone at (509)663-ARTS.
The Comedy of Errors is described as one of the earliest, shortest, and most farcical plays of William Shakespeare's career. Two sets of twins endure a montage of mistaken identities and a series of encounters with unusual characters, resulting in one wacky, magical comedy. The show is suitable for all ages and features local actors between the ages of 3 and 15. The Short Shakespeareans was founded by Wenatchee's Sherry Chastain Schreck, who directed for the first 34 years.
The cast includes: Abby Danko, Carly Ostrem, Dorian Smith, Soraya Martinez (Sirens), Amilia Felker, Ireland Knipfer, Joanna Talbot, Kaya McKee, Maggie Stevens, Rhiannon Mings, Sadie Tofani (nuns), Anna Schmidt (Luciana), Cheyenne McKee (Nell), Christopher Danko (Egeon, Play-It-Again Sam), Cortez and Cruz Martinez (Baby Antipholus, bodyguards), Dane Nierman-Schmidt (duke's assistant, musician), Dillon Clare (Dr. Pinch), Eloise Sheets (The Courtesan), Emma Savage (Adriana), Gracie Weaver (Dr. Pilfer), Henry Talbot (Balthasar), Hunter Moomaw (police officer), Jackson Marlotta (Duke Solinus), Kade Devereaux (Dr. Purloin), Katelyn Deal (Dromio of Ephesus), Lauren Bixby (Dr. Pluck), Layne Knipfer (Antipholus of Ephesus), Madison Burril (Luce), Mason Atwood (Antipholus of Syracuse), Maggie Stevens (Young Emilia), Noah Monson (Second Merchant, Young Egeon), Olive Ryan (Dromio of Syracuse), Owen Clare (police officer), Parker Smith (Angelo), Peyton Smith (police officer, gaoler), Rhiannon Mings (musician), Samuel Talbot (First Merchant), Torin Clare (Dr. Plunder), William Tiffany (Baby Dromio, the drunkard), Zoe White (Lady Abbess, Emilia), Desmond and Isley White (TBA)
For more information about the show, please call 509-264-7705.