Torchlight Shakespeare: The Comedy of Errors
July 2- August 15,2015 in Parks all across Ottawa
Directed by: Catriona Leger
Costume Design: Vanessa Imeson
Set Design: David Benedict Brown
When two sets of identical twins separated at birth are brought to the same town by circumstance, mistaken identities abound! The Fools’ first foray into full length works saw us produce The Comedy of Errors as our inaugural piece. Now, twenty-five years later, we want to tackle it again and see if we’ve learned anything, what more we can say with this well-loved piece and celebrate how our style has grown and matured over a quarter or a century. Set against the backdrop of Ottawa parks, this touring outdoor show will encourage the audience to partake in a Where’s Waldo-esque array of colour and hustle-bustle, challenging the notion of truly knowing one’s friend, spouse, neighbour and self. Full of slapstick, word play, romance and rhyme, this rollicking comical romp is one of Shakespeare’s most delightful works – fun for the whole family!
Featuring: Warren Bain, AL Connors, Scott Florence, Gabrielle Lazarovitz, Geoff McBride, Katie Ryerson