The Comedy of Errors
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The Comedy of Errors
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The Comedy of Errors NYC Reviews and Tickets

82%
(14 Reviews)
Positive
93%
Mixed
7%
Negative
0%
Members say
Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Clever, Great acting

About the Show

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.

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Member Reviews (14)

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407 Reviews | 67 Followers
80
Clever, Ambitious, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy the works of the Bard done by a creative team

Don't see it if you hate shakespeare

230 Reviews | 63 Followers
80
2013 delacorte theater (central park), Shakespeare in the park, Jesse tyler ferguson as both 'dromio's, Hamish linklater as both antipholus roles, Entertaining

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

127 Reviews | 27 Followers
78
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Quirky

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.

97 Reviews | 64 Followers
81
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Relevant, Quirky

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.

87 Reviews | 16 Followers
91
Clever, Great staging, Great acting, Exquisite, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy reimagined shows with modern twists

Don't see it if You do not like classic shows to be changed in any way

7 Reviews | 3 Followers
60
Disappointing, Cliched, Overrated, Slow, Funny

See it if You like the old tale about mistaken identities.

Don't see it if You don't like the circus.

7 Reviews | 2 Followers
95
Clever, Confusing, Great acting, Quirky, Refreshing

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.

6 Reviews | 0 Followers
91
Great writing, Great staging, Funny, Quirky, Hilarious

See it if You like comedy

Don't see it if You don’t like shakespeare

Critic Reviews (10)

The New York Times
November 6th, 2015

"Contemporary flourishes are never allowed to obstruct the unimpeded forward movement of a comedy built for speed, or the larger theme of identities lost and found…The bawdy puns, the elaborate explication of intricate back stories: These familiar staples of any 'Comedy of Errors' are rendered here with clarifying physical and musical annotations. What’s more surprising is how moving the production becomes when the play’s titular errors begin to correct themselves."
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AM New York
November 5th, 2015

"The performances vary in quality, and the comedic bits occasionally become too exaggerated, but its rough, rowdy and youthful tone is a testament to the accessibility promoted by this worthy enterprise."
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Theatermania
November 5th, 2015

"Simultaneously urgent and irreverent new production…Under Kwei-Armah's limber and unpretentious direction, the contrivance of the plot really works…By setting 'The Comedy of Errors' on the U.S.-Mexican border, Kwei-Armah brings the themes of this 421-year-old play into stark relief: political boundaries and regional disparity are still with us."
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Talkin' Broadway
November 5th, 2015

"This is a production that, like the play itself, just wants to have fun, and actually couldn't care less about the world outside its crazy boundaries.…There's not much in the way of deep feelings afoot, but the stakes are high enough that you (like the characters) remain invested…Aside from the immigration concept, director Kwame Kwei-Armah applies at best a light imprint that emphasizes the improbable, even improvisatory, nature of the whole thing."
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Theater Pizzazz
November 8th, 2015

"The Dromios (played to both great comic effect by Lucas Caleb Rooney) and the Antipholi (Bernardo Cubría) are indicated by different hat styles (one rancher, one baseball cap) and feature vastly different personalities. The two twins do a remarkable job, especially at the climax, of jumping back and forth between the characters by holding a hat over an empty space and speaking directly to it."
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CurtainUp
November 7th, 2015

"'Comedy of Errors' is an indestructible dramatic vehicle...Though this scaled-down production is less ambitious than the Public's 'Comedy' in Central Park in 2013, it shares the same buoyancy of that al fresco outing.The acting here is sassy and smart...What makes this production hum beyond the able acting, is the swimmingly good direction. Kwame Kwei-Armah does wonders with the recognition scene of Act 5."
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Front Row Center
November 5th, 2015

"I was struck with the notion of sending this slender company to Oregon where the Oregon Shakespeare Festival has commissioned thirty-six playwrights to translate Shakespeare’s plays into modern English. No need; these guys have nailed it. Nothing’s lost in translation here…The thing is, this is fun. It is lively and joyous. It is one of those uncommon experiences in theater when the joke is absurd and we are all delighted to be in on the joke. Just go."
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DC Theatre Scene
November 5th, 2015

"What distinguishes this production most of all is the outsized enthusiasm of the seven-member cast…Together, the actors make it their mission to engage as many individual members of the audience as they can…This must have gone over great in the prisons and shelters full of ignored and neglected people. At the Public itself, with its sophisticated theater-going crowd, it goes over great as well."
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