Daniel Sullivan (The Merchant of Venice, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night) directs the 90-minute, intermissionless staging of Comedy of Errors, which launches the Shakespeare in the Park summer season at the Delacorte. It will officially open June 18 for a run through June 30.
The Public has also announced a change in the 2013 Shakespeare in the Park performance schedule. All performances for The Comedy of Errors and Love's Labour's Lost (which starts July 23) begin at 8:30 PM. Both productions have a 90-minute running time.
In addition to Linklater ("The New Adventures of Old Christine," The Vandal, Seminar) and Ferguson ("Modern Family," On the Town) as Dromio and Antipholus, respectively, the cast includes J. Clint Allen (ensemble), de’Adre Aziza (Courtesan), Becky Ann Baker (Emilia), Emily Bergl (Adriana), Keith Eric Chappelle (Balthasar), Robert Creighton (Angelo), Reggie Gowland (ensemble), Jonathan Hadary (Egeon/Pinch), Bryan Langlitz (ensemble), Heidi Schreck (Luciana), Skipp Sudduth (Duke/Luce) and Jessica Wu (ensemble).
Also featured are Tyler Caffall, Reed Campbell, Brian T. Lawton, Michael McArthur, Rachel McMullin, Natalie Woolams-Torres and Adrienne Weidert.
Tickets to Shakespeare in the Park are free and are distributed, two per person, at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park beginning at noon the day of the show. The Public Theater is again offering free tickets through its Virtual Ticketing lottery at shakespeareinthepark.org on the day of the show.
The Delacorte Theater in Central Park is accessible by entering at 81st Street and Central Park West or at 79th Street and Fifth Avenue.
Emily Bergl, Brian T. Lawton, Heidi Schreck, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Rachel McMullin, and Hamish Linklater
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.