The Comedy of Errors

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Rachel Brun (Luciana) and Claire Hayner (Adriana).


an hysterical, brief exuberance
by William Shakespeare
in partnership with the University of Memphis Department of Theatre & Dance                            

In memory of Tony Molina, Jr. 

June 8-18, 2017

at the University of Memphis
(3745 Central Avenue, Memphis 38111)
sponsored by Ann and Wellford Tabor; and

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Produced under agreements with the professional entertainment unions: Actors’ Equity Association and The Stage Directors & Choreographers Society

“Methinks you are my glass, and not my brother:
I see by you I am a sweet-fac’d youth”

Featuring a professional cast of actor-musicians and directed by Shakespeare & Company co-founder Tony Simotes, the production sets Shakespeare’s shortest, wildest play in the exotic and dangerous Greece of 1600.  

The story features two sets of identical twins, who, along with their parents, were separated shortly after birth on the high seas.  Now, more than 20 years later, Antipholus (the master) and Dromio (his servant) come to a new land that is hostile to foreigners.  Little do they know, their father, chasing after them, is imprisoned and faces execution at sunset for crossing the border unless he can find someone to pay his bail.  And little do they know, their identical twin brothers live here!  It makes for the funniest, most bizarre day in the country until a final familial revelation changes everyone’s lives forever.

NOTE:  $10 on-stage tickets available for all performances!  And $16 tickets available for both Preview performances: June 8 and 9!

The Cast:

Joey Shaw*: Antipholus of Syracuse
Blake Currie: Dromio of Syracuse
Colton Swibold*: Antipholus of Ephesus
Nic Picou: Dromio of Ephesus
Claire Hayner: Adriana
Rachel Brun*: Luciana
Stephanie Shine*: Abbess/Nell
Phil Darius Wallace*: Egeon/Assistant to Dr. Pinch
Michael Khanlarian: Pinch
Jillian Barron: Courtesean
Stuart Heyman: Duke Solinus/Assistant to Dr. Pinch
Destiny Freeman: Messenger/Balth
Marlon Finnie: Jailor
Marquis Archuleta: Angelo
Zach Williams: Traveling Merchant
Ellie Boisseau: Zar

* member of Actors' Equity Association


Box Office Information

General Admission tickets are on sale now, Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at TSC’s office located within The Shops at Forest Hill at 3092 Village Shops Drive, Germantown, TN 38138 (near Target); by calling 901-759-0604, or by going on-line to (Twitter: @tnshakespeare).

Ticket prices, unchanged from last season, are $34.

Tickets for Preview performances (June 8 and 9 at 7pm) are only $16. 

Both Thursday night performances (June 8 and 15 at 7pm) are Free Will Kids’ Nights:  Children 17 years and younger are admitted FREE when accompanied by a paying/attending Guardian.  The Free Will Kids'  tickets cannot be purchased online and are only accessible by calling the Box Office at 901-759-0604.  

The Opening Night performance (June 10 at 7pm) includes a complimentary post-show reception with the actors.

Senior tickets (62 years and older) are $29, and Student tickets (18 years and older) are $16 for any performance. 

PLEASE NOTE: This production features 30 seats available on-stage for each performance for only $10 each! There are 15 seats (in chairs on risers) on both sides of the playing space.

Free parking.  No refunds or exchanges.  Credit card charges require a $1 per-ticket fee.  Title, cast, and schedule are subject to change with notice.

Pictured: Brian Sheppard