The Comedy of Errors
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The Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors NYC Reviews and Tickets

(43 Ratings)
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Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Delightful, Great acting

About the Show

A free production of Shakespeare's comedy about two sets of twins mistaken for each other.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (43)

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54 Reviews | 15 Followers
Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you appreciate classics being brought to a whole new audience.

Don't see it if you don't understand Spanish. Don't need to be fluent, just know the basics. Read more

63 Reviews | 6 Followers
Intelligent, Hilarious, Great acting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if you can. its free and its worth s much more

Don't see it if peaople switching back and forth between spanish and english throws you of

67 Reviews | 10 Followers
Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if Shakespeare for the masses. It was so accessible and the acting and singing was spot on. Just enjoyment

Don't see it if Serious Shakespeare unadapted to reflect the modern world.

95 Reviews | 20 Followers
Infectious fun

See it if Amazing reimagining of the classic with fantastic actors.

Don't see it if you need everything to be in English. Portions are spoken in Spanish only (and not subtitled), but you still get the gist. Read more

113 Reviews | 20 Followers
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

60 Reviews | 13 Followers
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you're a Shakespeare fan

Don't see it if you're looking for an elaborate production

280 Reviews | 54 Followers
Fluffy, Funny, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if This is a very accessible version of a minor comedy. Lots of singing, dancing, running to & fro. V inventive, minimal staging.

Don't see it if You would dislike a bilingual production, or you’re a total traditionalist & want to retain all the language just as written.

191 Reviews | 52 Followers
Funny, Added songs enhance the story, Great singing, Great acting, Delightful

See it if U want original production of COE performed joyously w/ inventive staging, seamlessly switching English & Spanish, songs adding to the fun.

Don't see it if You hate Shakespeare in any form or you are a Shakespeare purist who would balk at updating, changing, adding music, bilingual text. Read more

Critic Reviews (13)

The New York Times
November 6th, 2015
For a previous production

"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
For a previous production

"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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November 5th, 2015
For a previous production

"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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May 10th, 2023
For a previous production

"Simultaneously heartfelt and irreverent, it unpacks one of Shakespeare’s most ludicrous comedies with joyous music, big performances, and more than a few cherished Latin American tropes."
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Lighting & Sound America
May 11th, 2023
For a previous production

"The production is built for speed, not necessarily style, which is just fine in this instance...This isn't broccoli culture, good for you but fatally dull and lacking in zest; it's classical theatre made urgent and contemporary, a celebration of communal enjoyment."
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Talkin' Broadway
November 5th, 2015
For a previous production

"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
For a previous production

"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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November 7th, 2015
For a previous production

"'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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