If you’re like me, you had to read the complete works of William Shakespeare under the tutelage of an ancient, aviator glasses-wearing, chain-smoking high school English teacher. You also had to read The Canterbury Tales in Middle English. If you’re not like me but have decided that you could use a little more highbrow Brit culture in that thing you call your life, go to Justin Herman Plaza over your lunch break today for a FREE viewing of Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors.
This is one of Bill’s earliest (1592-1594) and shortest (75 minutes) plays. It is almost the most hilarious: Imagine not one, but two sets of identical twins with identical names separated at birth who accidentally run into each other. Naturally, hilarity ensues due to mistaken identities: arguments, brawls, bonin’, demonic possession, and run-ins with the law — you know, the usual.
The American Conservatory Theater‘s MFA program’s class of 2012 and director Domenique Lozano are responsible for bringing this FREE performance to you. Grab some spring rolls from Out the Door, and hope the show doesn’t get rained out.The Comedy of Errors at Justin Herman Plaza 1 Market Street at Embarcadero [The Embarcadero] Monday, March 21, 12:30pm FREE