Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors
in public parks and schools
across North Carolina, May 17-26
Mended Wing Theater, Co. kicks off tour with free public performances in Winston-Salem at Miller Park Amphitheater and Bailey Park
Mended Wing Theatre Co., founded by UNCSA alumni and featuring current students in the School of Drama, will present Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” for school age children in fifteen public parks and public schools throughout North Carolina May 17-26. The company’s fifth season kicks off with free public performances at Miller Park Amphitheater on Tuesday, May 17th and Bailey Park on Wednesday, May 18th.
Founded in 2017 by two alumni of the School of Drama at UNCSA, Mended Wing Theatre Co. has presented Shakespeare annually for kids in public schools and communities across the southeastern United States, reaching more than 5,000 students to date.
This year’s highly energetic production of Shakespeare’s off-the-wall farce features six young actors who are current students at the School of Drama at UNCSA, each in multiple roles, and is directed by UNCSA alum Emmet Temple (H.S. Drama ‘13, Drama Directing ‘17).
“After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are thrilled that Mended Wing will be back in our home state of North Carolina for our fifth season,” said Temple, co-founder of Mended Wing who will also serve as production manager for the tour. “When kids are exposed to Shakespeare the way that his plays were meant to be experienced – as live performance – they not only understand that specific play, and Shakespeare’s language better, they are also given a key into a whole set of other cultural references that stem from Shakespeare’s lasting influence on our culture.”
Free public performances include:
School performances include:
Jack Elliott (they/them, UNCSA Drama ‘24), Antipholus of Syracuse//Antipholus of Ephesus
Jack Eld (he/him, UNCSA Drama ‘24), Dromio of Syracuse//Dromio of Ephesus
Iman Starks (she/her; UNCSA Drama ‘24), Adriana//Sailor
Emma Fagin (she/her; UNCSA Drama ‘25), Luciana//Officer
Harvaniya Krishnan (she/her; UNCSA Drama ‘24), Angelo//Pinch
Clover Ivey (they/them; UNCSA Drama ‘23), Merchant//Abbess
About “The Comedy of Errors”
In Shakespeare’s much-loved comedy set in the Greek seaport of Ephesus, Antipholus and Dromio of Syracuse arrive having no idea that their long-lost twins are already well known by everyone in town. As the number of mistaken identities increases, accusations of insanity, infidelity and even demonic possession are thrown around. Will the two sets of twins ever meet face to face? Will they ruin each others’ reputations first? Will anything ever be the same in Ephesus again?
For more information regarding our 2022 tour, click here.