GENESEO – SUNY Geneseo’s Department of Theater and Dance is proud to present Shakespeare’s a Comedy of Errors. This hilarious portrayal of one of Shakespeare’s best-loved plays opened Wednesday November 5, and will continue until Sunday November 9. The show prominently features the efforts of students and GENseg, Geneseo’s Asian American Student Performance Ensemble, 15 years in the running and a one-of-a-kind theater program.
Comedy of Errors is a farce about two twins, who were separated at birth, played by students Joshua Holleran and Connor McLoughlin, and find themselves in the same town on the same day, and the hijinx that ensue. Utilizing the creative power of GENseg and other aspects of the theater department, the play is set long ago in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. The set time period is along the era of the Silk Road, a major trade route that connected the Roman Empire with China.
The play is directed and choreographed by Professor Randy Barbra Kaplan. Set and propers were designed by Department Chair Steve Stubblefield, Professor Johnnie J. Ferrel designed lighting, and Bonnie Stubblefeild created costumes that represent a delightful blend of cultures and nationalities. Student dramataug Carolyn Thorton created a delightful display of puppets that represent characters along the Silk Road for the audience to enjoy during intermission, as well as before and after the play.
Tickets are currently on sale for $10 online, or at the Macvitte Union and Brodie Hall Box Offices. The play will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday November 7 and Saturday November 8, with a 2 p.m. matinee to follow on Sunday.
PHOTO CAPTION: Photo courtesy of David Irwin.