Mark Brokaw -- who guided such contemporary plays as The Dying Gaul, As Bees in Honey Drown, This Is Our Youth and How I Learned to Drive to success on the New York stage -- will try his hand at Shakespeare at Hartford Stage this spring, when he mounts a new production of The Comedy of Errors. The play runs April 6-May 7 (official opening April 12). Shakespeare's early comedy about two pairs of twins will feature a cast familiar to New York audiences. Featured are Jesse Tyler Ferguson (of Broadway's On the Town), Jeremy Shamos (Corpus Christi), Brooks Ashmanskas (Little Me), Wally Dunn (Master Class) and Christopher Duva (An Experiment with an Air Pump). Also in the cast are Genevieve Elam, Tara Falk, Ruth Gottschall, David Jung, Nafe Katter, Aleta Mitchell, Brian Mysliwy and Frank Raiter.
--By Robert Simonson