Shakespeare’s ‘The Comedy of Errors’ presented by UNK Theatre; Five-show run begins Wednesday

Brenden Zwiebel of Lincoln, playing Dromio of Syracuse (left) and Aaron Daseler of Kearney, playing Antipholus of Ephesus, rehearse a scene from UNK’s upcoming production of Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors.” The show opens Wednesday and runs through Sunday at UNK’s Miriam Drake Theatre. (Photo by Corbey R. Dorsey, UNK Communications)
Brenden Zwiebel of Lincoln, playing Dromio of Syracuse (left), and Aaron Daseler of Kearney, playing Antipholus of Ephesus, rehearse a scene from UNK’s upcoming production of Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors.” The show opens Wednesday and runs through Sunday at UNK’s Miriam Drake Theatre. (Photo by Corbey R. Dorsey, UNK Communications)

KEARNEY – The University Theatre at Kearney presents William Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” Wednesday through Sunday at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

One of Shakespeare’s most farcical comedies, “The Comedy of Errors” tells the story of two sets of identical twins inadvertently separated at birth.

When Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, arrive in Ephesus – which happens to be the home of their twin brothers, Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus – mistaken identities lead to a series of wild mishaps, false accusations and all-around confusion.

Set in a 1920s vaudeville theater, UNK’s production is full of the slapstick humor and clever wordplay that make this classic such a treasure.

When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday (April 4-7) and 2 p.m. Sunday (April 8)
Where: Miriam Drake Theatre
Cost: Tickets are $10 for adults; $8 for non-UNK students, seniors and UNK faculty/staff; $7 per person for groups of 10 or more, and free for UNK students with a valid ID. For tickets, contact the UNK Box Office at 308.865.8417 or boxoffice@unk.edu.

Cast (listed by hometown)
Aurora – Jake Lawson, Antipholus of Syracuse
Bennington – Billy Deardoff, merchant
Colmar, France – Doreen Lohr, guard/townsperson
Elm Creek – Josh Fitch, second merchant
Grand Island – Bryce Emde, Dromio of Ephesus
Kansas City, Kansas – Christopher Miller, Balthazar; Ethel Rodriguez, Courtesan
Kearney – Aaron Daseler, Antipholus of Ephesus; Will Frederick, Angelo; Tony Koetters, Duke Solinus; Stuart Wilke, Egeon
Lincoln – Megan Coffin, townsperson; Sammantha Hanks, Abbess; Trisha Marie Miller, Adriana; Brenden Zwiebel, Dromio of Syracuse
North Platte – Ben Hill, Doctor Pinch
Omaha – Allison R. Gray, townsperson
Pawnee City – Steven Bruns, guard/townsperson
Scottsbluff – Mikayla Fulk, Nell/Luce; Megan Hayhurst, Luciana

Student Production Staff
Blair – Gail Jones Nicholson, assistant stage manager
Humboldt – Anthony Knudson, sound designer
North Platte – Tiffany Hall, stage manager; Seth D. Mavigliano, properties master
Riverdale – Trevor Altwine, assistant stage manager
Scottsbluff – Hunter Scow, properties master

Faculty/Staff Artistic Team
Janice Fronczak, director
Anne Foradori, musical director/lyricist
Noelle Bohaty, choreographer
Steve Barth, fight choreographer
Marguerite Tassi, dramaturg
Darin Himmerich, scenic designer
Del DeLorm, lighting designer
Ronald Altman, costume designer

University Theatre at Kearney cast members rehearse a scene from Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors.” The show opens Wednesday and runs through Sunday at UNK’s Miriam Drake Theatre. (Photo by Corbey R. Dorsey, UNK Communications)
University Theatre at Kearney cast members rehearse a scene from Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors.” The show opens Wednesday and runs through Sunday at UNK’s Miriam Drake Theatre. (Photo by Corbey R. Dorsey, UNK Communications)

 

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