Monday, February 02, 2009

Comedy of Errors

Bag & Baggage Productions
January 21 - February 7, 2009


A world premiere adaptation of William Shakespeare’s hysterical comedy of mistaken identities. The play, adapted and directed by Artistic Director Scott Palmer, puts Shakespeare’s original in an animated world of projected backdrops, painted costumes, and physical comedy reminiscent of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck cartoons of the 1960s and 1970s.


Anonymous said...

This adaptation of Shakespeare's first comedy is so much fun!!! As if the humor in the text wasn't enough, the physicality expertly performed by the actors will have you endlessly laughing your ass off. The costumes are amazing as well as the animations in the background. I would love to see this show again, because the performance is as rich as the words themselves and I'm sure I missed some things while trying to recover from laughing at others. I highly recommend this show to anyone who likes to laugh! I also suggest arriving early to have a meal and a few drinks, because the beautiful Venitian Restaurant allows you to take beverages into the theatre to enjoy during the performance!

Anonymous said...

Scott Palmer is brilliant! His seamless joining of two seemingly different styles boggles the mind -- between Shakespearean comedy and the hyjinx of Looney Tunes, cameos from Disney princesses, and even Stuewe from Family Guy. The background visuals and costuming support the classic cartoon physicality of the characters so much that the effect is disorienting. Maggie Chapin and Jen Waters as Dromio and Dromio are hysterical.

Casey Campbell said...

The show is quite amazing and visually stunning. Scott Palmer did a wonderful adaptation and the set designer, Drew Foster, and the costume designer, Lacey Cassidey, really made the cartoon style come to life. I photographed the production at one of the rehearsals and if you want to see some of the images of the play, go to my blog at Haphazard Thoughts

Anonymous said...

You will not be disappointed if you see this show! Scott Palmer has done an amazing job with his adaptation. You have never seen Shakespeare like this and you never will again. The cast is unbelievable they have work extremely hard and it shows! You really can't go wrong on this one!!!!