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New Comedy 2-nite

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014

You’d think two sets of identical twins running around Ephesus, mixing up everything and everybody, was crazy enough. But in Brianna Sloane’s production of The Comedy of Errors for Hampshire Shakespeare Company, that mixup does an additional 180. All the men’s parts are played by women, and vice versa. In Shakespeare’s chaotic tale, twin boys and their twin servants, separated at birth, are reunited, but not before they’ve baffled, befuddled and exasperated an entire town and each other. Oh, and all 20-some characters are played by just seven actors, swapping roles as fast as the madcap action.

July 9-13 and 16-20, 7 p.m., 650 E. Pleasant St., Amherst, hampshireshakespearecompany.wordpress.com.

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