Comedy of Errors, The (1982)Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Gloria Skurski
This Riverside Shakespeare Company production toured New York City parks.
Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant Dromio have been searching for five years for AntipholusÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ mother and both of their brothers, who were lost during a shipwreck when they were children. They have landed in Ephesus, where they are mistaken for their twin brothers by all who meet them, a matter further confused by the fact that the both masters are named Antipholus and both servants Dromio. Adriana, wife of Antipholus of Ephesus, meets Antipholus and Dromio of Syracuse and believes they have gone mad when they profess not to know her. She brings a doctor to lock them up, but catches her own husband and his servant instead when the pair from Syracuse take refuge from Adriana in an abbey. Antipholus and Dromio of Ephesus escape from the doctor and go to petition the Duke of Ephesus. Antipholus and Dromio of Syracuse also go to the Duke, accompanied the abbess. At the DukeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s court is Egeon of Syracuse, who came to seek his son Antipholus and servant Dromio after their long absence from Syracuse. The two sets of twins are reunited, the brothers Antipholus are reunited with their father, and Egeon and his boys are reunited with their mother when the abbess reveals that she is the long-lost wife of Egeon.