2018

 

 
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THE COMEDY OF ERRORS

by William Shakespeare
Directed by Jeff Altier

“Two houses, both alike in dignity”—except these guys are about as undignified as they come. See, there were two sets of twins separated years ago. And now, one Antipholus searches the world over for his missing twin (and missing parents), while his servant Dromio tags along looking for his long lost brother too. And these long lost brothers are somehow in love with a set of sisters. Did I mention that both sets of brothers are identical twins? Yeah, it’s that kind of play. One of Shakespeare’s earliest (and most fun) comedies gets a Circus-world twist. 

June 23, June 24, June 30, July 13, July 21, July 29


Antony and Cleopatra

by William Shakespeare
Directed by George M. Roesler

"Let Rome in Tiber melt...” A power couple for the ages, Antony and Cleopatra are locked in a bitter struggle between their personal relationship and their responsibilities to the world stage. A story told out o’ time, in the here and now. Antony and Cleopatra; what do you conjure up in your imagination when you hear their names? Destiny, it seems, has doomed the pair of lovers to a tragic end. “...Saucy lictors / Will catch at us like strumpets, and scald rhymers / Ballad us out o’ time. The quick comedians / Extemporally will stage us and present, Our Alexandrian revels.” 

June 29, July 1, July 7, July 15, July 20, July 28

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The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People

by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Ann Frances Gregg

Produced for the first time ever on the S&C stage, Wilde’s witty, satirical lark through parlors and gardens of Victorian England highlights the wonderful understatement, “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.” Two bachelors, Jack and Algernon, create alter egos named Ernest in order to escape their tedious London obligations. The two men woo two charming ingénues, who both fall madly in love – each woman with her own Ernest. The story is complete with the ritual of Afternoon Tea, and of course, the impressive and inimitable Lady Bracknell, who is the unforgettable and domineering voice of Victorian propriety. Through a number of silly twists and turns, status is achieved, true love and even truer identities are revealed, and we all learn the “vital Importance of Being Earnest.”

July 6, July 8, July 14, July 22, July 27