Reporting: Monessa Guilfoil
Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga Producing Partner and Director Garry Posey reports that, “Comedy of Errors” is based on a Roman farce as one of Shakespeare’s first plays and also his shortest so is a great introduction to the Bard’s body of work. Posey’s concept for this production is, “Super Fly meets Laugh In” complete with bell bottoms, silk shirts and jump suits and a set that resembles a Laugh-In wall.
The play features a befuddled reunion of two sets of twins who were separated at birth leading to much confusion, mistaken identities and slap-stick all around.
The 1960’s just wouldn’t be the same without Rowan and Martin’s “Laugh-In.”
Here’s a few minutes of the 1976 adaptation of, “Comedy of Errors” by Trevor Nunn:
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