For several years, the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division has presented Free Theatre in the Parks programming. This year, as the City of West Hollywood continues to navigate health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City is presenting two Virtual Theatre experiences for the 2021 season produced by Classical Theatre Lab and Infinite Jest Theatre Company.
Classical Theatre Lab, a nonprofit organization devoted to exploring theatre, literature, and performance, brought a costumed online reading of William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors. The performances premiered online on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 2 p.m.
Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” is considered one of the most beautifully crafted farces ever written and one of Shakespeare’s funniest, most enjoyable plays.Shakespeare drew inspiration from the Roman playwright Plautus’ “Menaechmi” and “Amphitruo,” which, in turn, were based on the Greek New Comedy plays of the 3rd century B.C.
The story follows two sets of twins, separated in infancy by a shipwreck, who are identical in face and name. When Antipholus of Syracuse sets out to find his twin brother in Ephesus, a madcap series of errors ensues due to mistaken identities and zany slapstick humor. Colorful period costumes, live music, and virtual backgrounds will add authenticity to this 80-minute romp that can be enjoyed by the entire family.
The City of West Hollywood’s 2021 Virtual Theatre program is organized by the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division. For more information, please contact Joy Tribble, the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Technician, at (323) 848-6360 or email@example.com. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.