This summer, Merced Shakespearefest’s production of Comedy of Errors takes to the stars for a healthy dose of intergalactic hilarity! Join us aboard the space station Ephesus, locked in a war with the nearby rogue planet, Syracuse. When two sets of twin brothers board the station unaware that their doppelgangers are also present, it’s one nonstop case of mistaken identity and confusion for all involved—much to the amusement of the audience.
This year’s production features aliens, interplanetary merchants, strange technology and costuming like none ever seen before on the Shakespearean stage. It aims to bring Shakespeare to a whole new audience through the look and feel of late 1950s-Early 1970s pulp science fiction while staying true to one of the funniest comedies of all time. With a talented cast and set of designers on hand, the show is sure to delight young and old!