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‘Comedy of Errors’ explores confusion, laughter in space!

Andreas Anderson and Adam Trelatsky as the two Dromios in “The Comedy of Errors."
Andreas Anderson and Adam Trelatsky as the two Dromios in “The Comedy of Errors.”

If you love science fiction — perhaps the original Star Ttrek series with characters larger than life boldly going where no one had gone before — or the fabulous promise of technology, or if you just love adventure and exploring the unknown, an upcoming interpretation of Shakespeare might be the right thing for you!

Merced Shakespearefest presents a new version of “The Comedy of Errors” at Applegate Park, starting Sept. 14.

This raucous, farcical comedy, directed by Andrew Burkum, features aliens, interplanetary merchants, strange technology, and costuming like none ever seen before on the local Shakespearian stage.

It aims to bring the Bard to a whole new audience through the look and feel of late 1950s to early 1970s pulp science fiction while staying true to one of the funniest comedies of all time.

With two pairs of twins, a talented cast and set of designers on hand, the show is sure to delight young and old!

Performances for “The Comedy of Errors” will be on Sept. 14, 15, 21, and 22; Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., and Sundays at 7 p.m., at the MOAT, N and 26th Streets. Be aware of the changed start time in the evening of Saturdays and Sundays. It will be cooler, but also darker!

As a special treat for parents with children, look out for the pop-up adventure playground during the evening performance of Sept. 21.

As always, performances are free, but donations are always accepted! For more information go online: mercedshakespearefest.org, or call 723-3265.

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