MARIPOSA –– The Mariposa Theatre Alliance, a program of the Mariposa County Arts Council, present an open air performance of Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors by Merced Shakespearefest.
The performances will take place Sept. 28 and 29 at 7 p.m. at the Mariposa County Park Amphitheatre, located at 4889 County Park Road in Mariposa.
Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for seniors and students, and $9 for Mariposa Arts Council Members. Tickets may be purchased at the Arts Council’s online shop, which can be found at mariposaartscouncil.org or at the Mariposa County Arts Council, located at 5009 Highway 140 in Mariposa.
Comedy of Errors takes to the stars for a healthy dose of intergalactic hilarity, opening aboard the space station Ephesus, locked in a war with the nearby rogue planet, Syracuse. When two sets of twin brothers board the station unaware that their doppelgangers are also present, it’s one nonstop case of mistaken identity and confusion for all involved — much to the amusement of the audience.
This production features aliens, interplanetary merchants, strange technology and costuming like none ever seen before on the Shakespearean stage. It aims to bring Shakespeare to a whole new audience through the look and feel of late 1950s-early 1970s pulp science fiction while staying true to one of the funniest comedies of all time. With a talented cast and set of designers on hand, the show is sure to delight young and old!
The Mariposa Theatre Alliance (MTA) is an association of producing theater artists formed to foster and promote theater throughout Mariposa County. Its purpose is to share information, resources, and technical support. In addition to staging productions, the MTA provides theater classes and workshops open to members of the community at large. The Mariposa County Amphitheater is the MTA’s home base, but its programs are held countywide.
The Mariposa County Arts Council is an incorporated not-for-profit organization, created to promote and support all forms of the cultural arts, for all ages, throughout Mariposa County.
The organization is funding in part by Mariposa County, the California Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.