An ensemble of actors, singers, dancers, musicians, and acrobats comprises the cast of Hartford Stage's production of William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, which begins performances January 12 at the Connecticut venue.
Directed by artistic director Darko Tresnjak and choreographed by Peggy Hickey, the limited engagement continues through February 12.
Tony winner Tresnjak sets The Comedy of Errors on a “sun-kissed island off the coast of Greece in 1965,” according to press notes. “The production will feature both international songs from the era and exotic dance numbers. The Bard’s zaniest comedy, in which two sets of twins separated at birth find themselves in the same city on the same day, leads to a string of mistaken identities, over-the-top slapstick and false accusations.”
The cast includes Jolly Abraham as Adriana; Brendan Averett as Angelo; Louis Butelli as Sailor/Balthazar/Old Lady; Paula Leggett Chase as Courtesan; Michael Elich as Duke Solinar/Dr. Pinch; Ryan-James Hatanaka as Antipholus of Ephesus; Tara Heal as Luce/Fortune Teller; Mahira Kakkar as Luciana; Matthew Macca as Dromio of Ephesus; Kalob Martinez as Officer; Johanna Morrison as Aemilia/Abbess; Alan Schmuckler as Dromio of Syracuse; Noble Shropshire as Aegeon; and Tyler Lansing Weaks as Antipholus of Syracuse.
The ensemble includes the musicians Alexander Sovronsky, also music director, and Louis Tucci as well as Lauren Bricca, Jamaal Fields-Green, Daisy Infantas, Evan McReddie, Monica Owen, and Tyler Pisani.
Also on the creative team: set designer Tresnjak, costume designer Fabio Toblini, lighting designer Matthew Richards, sound designer Jane Shaw, and wig designer Tom Watson. Fiona Kyle serves as dramaturg. Robyn M. Zalewski is the production stage manager, and Maria Tejada is the assistant stage manager.
Tresnjak’s Hartford Stage credits include the musical Anastasia, due to open on Broadway in April; and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (winner of four 2014 Tony Awards, including Best Direction of a Musical for Tresnjak), currently in the second year of its national tour, among others.
Tickets for all shows start at $25. Student tickets are $20. For more information call (860) 527-5151 or visit hartfordstage.org.
(Updated January 12, 2017)