The Comedy of Errors
by William Shakespeare
Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin
July - August 2014
*OnMilwaukee.com 14 Best Plays of 2014
*Honorable Mention, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Best Plays of 2014
"captivating and exceptional"
"This "Comedy" [...] doesn't focus on those who assume — usually wrongly — that they know the score. Instead, Hoffmann affectionately and even tenderly spotlights those characters who are themselves misunderstood, wrongly placed on the map of others' misreadings. The resulting comedy is therefore richer, while the play's final reconciliation is deeper and more satisfying."
"Under Leda Hoffmann's intelligent and sure direction, the farcical exits and entrances required to make all this work are exquisitely timed and executed — all the more impressive given the nearly bare Door Shakes stage, in which various pathways through the scenic Björklunden gardens substitute for slamming doors."
- Mike Fisher, Journal Sentinel
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"Comedy of Errors has a tenor and tone of great humor, with lines and jokes that sneak up on you. You find yourself smiling, then chuckling and then laughing out loud. Leda Hoffmann, a young Milwaukee director, leaves her imprint on the play with clear language and with every single laugh in the script. It's a rare achievement for any director, especially a young one. She guides her cast with a steady hand but doesn't restrict the actors' freedom to play."
- Dave Begal, OnMilwaukee.com
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"Milwaukee-based director Leda Hoffmann is clearly having a lot of fun with The Comedy of Errors."
- Russ Bickerstaff, Express Milwaukee
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"In this performance, words dance, flow and glow."
- Warren Gerds, UPMatters.com
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Charlie Wright and Jesse Dornan. Photo by Jason Fassl.
Ensemble. Photo by Jason Fassl.
Solinus, Duke of Ephesus - Richard Ooms*
Egeon, a merchant of Syracuse - Jonathan Nichols
Antipholus of Ephesus - Michael Perez*
Antipholus of Syracuse - Jesse Dornan
Dromio of Ephesus - Joe Boersma
Dromio of Syracuse - Charlie Wright
Balthasar, a Merchant - Danny Junod
Angelo, a Goldsmith - David Folsom*
First Merchant - Victoria Caciopoli
Second Merchant - Joe Bianco
Emilia, Abbess at Ephesus - Claudia Wilkens*
Adriana - Leslie Ann Handleman
Luciana - Elyse Edelman
Courtesan - Jennefer Ludwigsen
Jailor - Ross Destiche
Officer - Andres N. Chaves
*appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association
Director - Leda Hoffmann
Lighting/Set/Sound Designer - Jason Fassl
Costume Designer - Caitlin Lux
Fight Choreographer - Dan Klarer
Stage Manager - Melissa Wanke*
Executive Director - Amy Ludwigsen