GREEN RIVER — The Green River High School Theater Department is ready to hit the stage with its production of The Comedy of Errors.
This William Shakespeare comedic play tells the story of two sets of twins separated from each other in a shipwreck. Antipholus and her hand-maid Dromio go to Ephesus and end up in the city as their long lost twins. The new arrivals cause a series of incidents of mistaken identity.
Performances will be Thursday, March 31, Friday, April 1, and Monday, April 4, at 7 p.m., and on Saturday, April 2, a matinee performance will take place at 1 p.m. All performances are at the GRHS Theater.
“We are not sure of the last time a Shakespeare play has been produced at GRHS so it is unique and worth the watch,” Theater Director Bradlee Skinner said. “It is funny, creative, and we have two sets of sisters playing the twins, which truly adds to the humor in this show.”
Back in January, GRHS students auditioned for and started rehearing for the play. During rehearsals, the students learned the language, got used to speaking in Iambic Pentameter, and built an amazing set, Skinner said.
“Most students only exposure to Shakespeare is from reading Romeo and Juliet in their freshman English class,” Skinner said. “Getting used to using a different style of speech took some work, but the students have done an incredible job and tell the story beautifully.”
The play is appropriate for all ages and full of slapstick comedy, puns, and wordplay. For ticket information, click here.