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Coe Marquis Series to feature “The Comedy of Errors”

Rod Pritchard, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
(319) 399-8605 or rpritcha@coe.edu

2012-01-27 09:20:11 - General

Nationally acclaimed repertory theater production group The Acting Company will perform William Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” as part of the Coe College Marquis Series on Sunday, Feb. 12, beginning at 3 p.m. in Sinclair Auditorium.

Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for students and seniors. Tickets are available by calling the Coe College Box Office at 319-399-8600, Monday – Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tickets will also be available at the door prior to the event.

Directed by Ian Belknap, “The Comedy of Errors” is one of Shakespeare’s earliest plays.  It is also his shortest and one of his most farcical - a major part of the humor is derived from slapstick, puns and wordplay. The story of two sets of identical twins accidentally 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.

Founded in 1972 by legendary producer/director/actor John Houseman and current Producing Director Margot Harley with members of the first graduating class of Juilliard's Drama Division, The Acting Company has performed 136 productions for more than three million people in 48 states and 10 foreign countries.

The Acting Company promotes theater and literacy by bringing a touring repertory of classical productions, talented young actors and teaching artists into communities across the country. The group has been honored with the Obie Award, the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, and a Tony Honor for Excellence in Theater.

The Coe College Lecture and Performance Series is funded in part by a gift from the estate of Sarah Marquis in honor of her father, Dr. John A. Marquis, who was president of Coe College from 1909-1920.  The purpose of the series is to bring entertainment and educational experiences to the Coe campus for the benefit of the entire community.

For more information, go to www.coe.edu or call 399-8600.