The Acting Company to Perform William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors Feb. 23

By David Wedekindt

Release Date: January 26, 2011 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus.

The Comedy of Errors, one of Shakespeare's earliest plays, is also his shortest and one of his most farcical -- a major part of the humor is derived from puns and wordplay. The story of two sets of identical twins tragically separated at birth involves a series of wild mishaps based on mistaken identities leading to wrongful attacks, a near-seduction, an arrest and accusations of infidelity, theft, madness and demonic possession.

Since its founding in 1972 by the legendary John Houseman and current Producing Artistic Director Margot Harley, The Acting Company has performed 135 productions touring to 48 states and 10 foreign countries. With the presentation of Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, The Acting Company continues its 38-year tradition of bringing touring classical productions, talented young actors and teaching artists into communities across America.

Rainn Wilson, Kevin Kline, Patti LuPone, Jesse L. Martin, Frances Conroy, David Ogden Stiers and Keith David are but a handful of actors who began their careers on tour with The Acting Company. Honored by the TONY® Awards for Excellence in Theater, The Acting Company has won the Obie, Audelco, Citibank's Excellence in Education and Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards.

Tickets for William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors are $36.50, $26.50 Students (any school) $21.50, $16.50. Tickets are available at the Center for the Arts Box Office (Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and all Ticketmaster locations including To charge tickets call 1-800-745-3000; in Canada, call 416-870-8000. For group sales, call 716-645-6771. For more information call 716-645-2787.