Kids on Stage: Commedia of ErrorsPresented by Main Street Theater at Main Street Theater - Chelsea Market
May 6-May 8, 2011Be the first to submit a review/comment!
Fasten your seatbelts for this high-speed romp through Shakespeare’s classic farce of shipwrecked separations and mistaken identity! Fourteen Houston-area children ages 12 – high school, currently the students of Main Street Theater’s Rehearsal and Performance By Audition class, present Commedia of Errors, adapted by Jonathan Gonzalez from Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors. The play will be performed Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7, at 7:30pm, and Sunday, May 8, at 3:30pm. Performances are at Main Street Theater – Chelsea Market, located at 4617 Montrose Boulevard.
Twin servants and twin masters separated at birth plus colorful, confused characters equal wrongful beatings, wrongful arrest, wrongful seduction, and wrongful exorcism—in short, hilarity! Students use techniques from the Italian commedia dell’arte and classic American comedy—and their own sense of play—to perform an abridged, updated version of Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors.
Fourteen Houston-area children comprise the cast: Samantha Biedler (77459), Jazmine Blas (77087), Margaret "Margie" Glaser (77005), Patrick Greer (77024), Alyssa Hauser (77079), Emily Hwu (77005), Marielle Issa (77401), Jennifer Laporte (77005), Jenny Matthews (77095), Sarah (Keowee) McNiel (77006), Hannah Nobbe (77379), Cyrus Pacht (77401), Megan Routbort (77401), and Hava Schultz (77071). The student stage manager is Grace Cunyus.
Professional artists direct and design all R&P productions. MST Assistant Director of Education Jonathan Gonzalez adapted and directed Commedia of Errors. Meghan C. Hakes is the Assistant Director. Macy Perrone is the costume designer, and Art Ornelas is the set and properties designer.
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