November 2016

Hilton Head Preparatory School to Perform The Comedy of Errors

Author: Special to CH2 | Photographer: ean-Marie Cote -The French Guy Photography

Hilton Head Preparatory School opens the new school year with the upper school performance of one of William Shakespeare’s best comedic works, The Comedy of Errors. Mistaken identities of every shape and size commence in a classic farce of Shakespearean proportions when Prep’s fall show runs at the Hilton Head Preparatory School Main Street Theatre, November 10-13.

Hilton Head Prep’s first show of the 2016-2017 season is also the directorial debut of their new director of performing arts, Ian McCabe. McCabe is the co-founder and artistic director of Two Pigs Productions, where he has produced over 19 full-length plays and musicals and hosted summer theatre camps for children ages 6-18. McCabe is excited to be leading Prep’s upper and middle school performing arts departments, teaching and producing Prep’s productions this year.

McCabe is already enthusiastic about this play and this group of talented student actors. “I’m thrilled to be working on one of my favorite Shakespeare scripts with such fun students; I couldn’t have asked for a better experience for my first show at Prep!”

The Comedy of Errors is a veritable greatest hits of Shakespeare’s best comedic moves: love, revenge, duels, mistaken identity, reunions, confusions and not one, but two sets of twins. Separated at birth, two sets of long-lost twins are loose in the same town. Mistaken identities make for hilarious complications. Servants are sent on wrong errands; jewelry is given to the wrong person, and husbands are locked out of their homes. It will take the miracle of comedy to sort is all out. Join us for the wild ride.

Portraying the very confused sets of twins are Shannon Hegarty and Kacy Jones as Antipholus of Ephesus and Antipholus of Syracuse and Avery Campbell and Luke Herman as Dromio of Ephesus and Dromio of Syracuse. The cast also features Ava Nixon as Emilia, Baylor Horne as Luciano, Justin Stone as Adriano, Logan Blair as Duke Solinus and Keegan Crotty as Egeon. The rest of the cast includes Susan Brooks, Grace Jarrell, Jaden Kidd, Adam Levy, Healy Lucier, Lilly Perez, Lauren Wingate, Scout Yokley and Maggie Zastowt.

The gifted cast, under the inventive and witty direction of McCabe, is sure to present this funny and wild Shakespearean comedy with all the wit, wisdom and hilarity we have come to expect from Shakespeare over the years.

Performances are November 10-13, Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Online ticket prices for the The Comedy of Errors are $10 for students, $20 for adults and $15 for senior citizens—age 65 or over. Door prices are $12 for students, $25 for adults and $15 for senior citizens, age 65 or over. For tickets and information, visit hhprep.org or call (843) 715-8510.

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