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College hosts the Production of Shakespeares The Comedy of Errors

Release Date: 10/7/2013

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CONTACT: Sylvia Blair
Executive Assistant to the President
Carroll Community College
410-386-8411

Carroll Community College hosts the National Player’s Production of Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors”

Westminster, Md., —The National Players will present Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” on Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. The production is hosted by Carroll Community College and will be held at the college’s Theater in the Scott Center.

Tickets are $10 for general admission. Students, faculty, staff with a valid ID, as well as seniors over age 65, pay a discounted rate of five dollars.

According to director Jason King Jones, “’The Comedy of Errors’ is an early play by the Bard, made evident in Shakespeare’s heavy reliance on source text, deft wordplay, and skillful winding and unraveling of the plot. However, Shakespeare always sought to illuminate the human experience and, with ‘The Comedy of Errors’, he investigates our need for family and community.”

In this production, the “Comedy of Errors” has been adapted so that all the characters are part of a community of vagabonds on the vaudeville circuit of the 1920s. This adaptation helps to highlight the madcap hijinks within this comical play of mistaken identity, with knockabout, slapstick humor.

Now celebrating its 65th season, the National Players is America’s longest-running touring company. The National Players has earned a distinctive place in American theatre by brining innovative and accessible productions to audiences across the country.

“We are proud to welcome a touring company of this caliber to Carroll Community College in support of our goal to offer fine performances to the public,” said College President Dr. Faye Pappalardo.

“It is exciting to work with such a versatile and talented touring company,” said College Chair of Performing Arts William Gillett. “As a young professional actor, I was once a member of this touring group. It was a joy to offer engaging performances of classic plays to audiences of all ages.”

Tickets are available in advance at www.carrollcc.edu/campus/theater or at the door.

For more information, please visit carrollcc.edu/theater, e-mail theater@carrollcc.edu or call 410-386-8575.

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