The McCallie Theater Department will present The Comedy of Errors this weekend in the Black Box Theater.
The show, an interpretation of the Shakespeare classic, tells the story of a merchant named Egeon. He is the father of twin boys who have servants that are also twins. As the result of a shipwreck, one of the twins and his servant are lost. The story unfolds as the twins eventually find one another, with a few cases of mistaken identity along the way.
Director Stevie Ray Dallimore said about the show, “Imagine a kookie, lively, European- flavored-clown show has landed at McCallie’s Black Box Theater to take you on a wild romp through a classic case of mistaken identity. I felt like we needed a laugh this fall after so much heaviness and pain. I also wanted to get back to doing Shakespeare – it’s one of my favorite things to work on with students. This play is timely as well since it is about identity, brotherhood, and reconnecting with family. It’s wonderful to be under the 'Big Top' at the Black Box.”
Shows will be on Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. Click here to reserve tickets. The show will also be live streamed here.
Cast and Crew:
Henry Absher - Merchant 1
Silas Connell - The Courtesan
Jack Darby - Dromio of Ephesus
Wes Glass - Antipholus of Syracuse
George Jiang - Merchant 2
Ben Johnson - Egeon
Duke Parker - Antipholus of Ephesus
Chase Raynor - The Duke/Nell
Dandy Reynoso Diaz - Dromio of Syracuse
Sameeh Shafi - Angelo - The goldsmith
McClain Shaw - The Jailer
Graham Slakie - Pinch/Messenger
Lucas Taylor - Emilia - an abbess - long lost wife of Egeon
Jack Williams - Adriana
Morgan Wills - Luciana
Ethan Woodard - Body-Guard Nun
Thomas Wu - Balthazar - a merchant
Liam Spykerman - stage manager/Lights
Zach Ford - chief streaming tech
David Crum - streaming tech
Jack Wilde - streaming tech
Jakob Smith - makeup
Concept and Direction by Stevie Ray Dallimore. Theater assistant directors are Holly Morse-Ellington and Jason Tinney. Set design by Taylor Boyd.