The Mobile Unit presents a free production of 'Comedy of Errors,' Shakespeare's comedy about two sets of twins mistaken for each other. Performed at community venues and in a "sit-down" performance at The Public Theater. More…
Mistaken identity leads to delightful mayhem in the Bard’s classic play about two sets of twins separated by stormy seas. When one pair dares to trespass into a foreign city to find the other, the comedy of errors begins and the long-lost brothers must overcome wrongful imprisonment, angry wives and hilarious confusion on their journey to a joyful reunion. The Public’s Mobile Unit is a reinvention of Joseph Papp’s Mobile Shakespeare based on the idea that Shakespeare belongs to everyone. The Mobile Unit presents free Shakespeare to prisons, homeless shelters, centers for the elderly, and other community venues throughout the five boroughs.
See it if Shakespeare's most famous and most physical comedy gets a workout with 90+ degree summer temps. ANY production of this farce is worth a look
Don't see it if Skip if U find "physical comedy" boring. Convoluted story-line may be hard to follow for 1st-timers so if U aren't into reading it then skip
See it if you enjoy Shakespeare, comedy or both. There's a lot of things happening so you need to be attentive to the different storylines.
Don't see it if you have a hard time following different storylines and/or Shakespearian language.
See it if you support The Public's outreach initiatives and want to see a relatable, streamlined Shakespearean farce that will keep you laughing.
Don't see it if you want a robust production with period costumes and elaborate sets. This one is meant to be portable and play in non-traditional venues.
See it if You like plays that have an interesting story that needs a little bit of attention to follow.
Don't see it if You are confused by Shakespeare, or don't pay attention in plays.
See it if you enjoy relatable and accessible Shakespeare; being close to the action; small casts playing many characters; strong stagecraft.
Don't see it if you need to have a simple plot laid out before you; you need to have the house lights down (these aren't, to mimic their tour facilities).