Elm Street Cultural Arts Village will present the Shakespeare play “Comedy of Errors” starting at 7 p.m. on Friday at the event green in Woodstock, 111 Elm St.
The comedy is about mistaken identity, taking one pair of estranged twin sisters, both named Antiphola, and one pair of estranged twin servants, both named Dromio, with both pairs separated at sea at birth. The comedy includes slapstick style, with a Halloween setting in New Orleans.
“We really couldn’t do indoor performances the way that we intended when announcing our 2020-21 season, but we decided that we still wanted to do some sort of theater,” Executive Director Christopher Brazelton said. “We are so excited to bring Shakespeare out on the green, and I think attendees will have a fantastic time getting some of those original theater experiences.”
Comedy of Errors will be presented similar to Elm Street’s Lantern Series concerts, with a variety of seating options from bringing your own chairs/blankets to tables that can seat six or eight.
“Shakespeare knew that not every play had to be an Oscar contender and what he wanted to do here was just have fun,” Director Zachary Stolz said. “We have tried our absolute best to capture the whimsical and absurd spirit of Shakespeare here, and while you may not think 400 year old jokes will still come alive, I can assure they most certainly do.”
Comedy of Errors lasts for one weekend, Oct. 23 through Oct. 25, with all performances at 7 p.m.
Comedy of Errors is recommended for all ages. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own food and drinks (no outside alcohol) and decorate their tables. Reformation beer and a variety of wines as well as hard ciders will be available for purchase. Elm Street Cultural Arts Village is closely monitoring COVID-19 outbreaks as well as spikes and is working diligently to ensure proper social distancing guidelines are met for the health, safety, and comfort of audience members, volunteers, and the artists. Elm Street’s full guidelines can be found at www.elmstreetarts.org/before-you-go.
Tickets are on sale now at www.elmstreetarts.org. All sales are final and the performance is rain or shine. Tables and seats are available at varying levels.
For more information, call 678-494-4251.