Identical twins, Antipholus of Ephesus and Antipholus of Syracuse, were separated from each other in a shipwreck as young children. Their servants, both named Dromio, are also long-separated identical twins. When the pair from Syracuse come to Ephesus, a comedy of errors and mistaken identities ensues when the wives of the Ephesians, Adriana and her servant Luce, mistake the two strangers for their husbands. Adriana's sister Luciana and the Syracuse Antipholus fall in love, but all gets resolved in this musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Comedy of Errors.
Stage director Mark A. Pearson and music director Beth Burrier lead this production. This production will be followed this season by Oklahoma! in two weeks. Pearson, originally from Hull, MA, received his degrees from Boston College and Boston University and current resides in Germany. Burrier, from State College, PA, holds degrees from Otterbein University and Ithaca College.
The cast is full of new and returning CLOC vocal company members. Talents to look forward to include Jake Bell as Dromio of Ephesus (from Collierville, TN - University of Memphis ’16), Matthew Brennan as Antipholus of Ephesus (Chicago, IL - Vanderbilt University ’14), Evan Woods Gunter as Antipholus of Syracuse (Rainbow City, AL – Stamford University ’17), Helen Knudsen as Courtesan (Elmhurst, IL - Chicago College of Performing Arts ’17), Maggie Langhorne as Adriana (Santa Barbara, CA – Oberlin Conservatory ’16), Jim Miller as Dromio of Syracuse (Fort Wayne, IN - Wright State University ’16), Katharine Nunn as Luce (Haslett, MI - Michigan State University ’16), Abigail Rice as Luciana (Canandaigua, NY - Gettysburg College ’16), Christopher Sapp as Sergeant (Resaca, GA - University of Georgia ’16).
The Boys From Syracuse will run Tuesday, July 14th through Saturday, July 18th at 8 p.m., with a Thursday Matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are $35 plus a $1 facility fee, and are available by calling the CLOC Box Office at 508-548-0668 or by visiting the CLOC Box Office, 58 Highfield Drive, Falmouth (open Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 2:00 – 5:00 p.m., and 7:00 –9:00 p.m.). For more information, please visit www .CollegeLightOperaCompany .com.