Genre: Classical, Comedy
Written by Williams Shakespeare, Adapted and Directed by Michael Hagins

Cartoons meets Classics as Phare Play Productions presents A Comedy of Errors, adapted and directed by Michael Hagins. Using the slapstick style that ran rampant in the cartoons we all grew up with, Hagins brings live animation to this Shakespearean tale of double twins confusing an entire town. The show features lots of pratfalls, slaps, weaponry, chases and love triumphant.

Open:   05/14/09
Close:   05/24/09

Wednesday - Saturday at 8PM, Sunday at 2PM
Theater:   Beckmann Theater
Address:   314 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
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Cost:$20, $15 Students, $17 groups of 6 or more
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ovationtix at 1-866-441-9962
Company: Phare Play Productions         Official Web Site: www.phareplay.com
Lino Del Core Antipholus of Syracuse

Lino Del Core / Antipholus of Syracuse
'Is tremendously excited to be a,
Part of a piece penned by the Bard.
His thanks stretches limitless,
Beyond the shimmer'est of stars,
To Phare Play, cast, crew and Hagins.
Once passed, Paris he did play,
In Romeo & Juliet on a summer day.
Ghosts and Three Sisters are accounted,
As Osvald and Vershinin were mounted.
Thanks again Will! You bloody genius.
All my love to my Wife Elizebeth.'

Abraham Adams Antipholus of Ephesus

Abe hails from, of all places, Salt Lake City, Utah. He has lived in the great borough of Brooklyn for nearly three years and in that time has had the opportunity to meet many wonderful and interesting people. Abe is delighted to be part of such a talented troupe of actors and craftspeople. This is his second production with Phare Play and he feels truly blessed to once again be part of a company that does this crazy art form for all the right reasons. Abe would like to thank his family for being who they are and especially his brother Ben, one of the bravest people he has ever known.

Alec A. Head Dromio of Syracuse

Alec A. Head was born in Los Angeles, CA but spent the majority of his formative years on the Monterey Peninsula, where he appeared in numerous local, college, and regional productions, namely The Shape of Things (Adam), Noises Off (Garry LeJeune), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Demetrius), Urinetown: The Musical (Tiny Tom), Othello (Gentleman #2), among many others. He moved to New York to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, graduating in April of 2008. His favorite roles there include Camillo in The Winter’s Tale and Stanley Inchbridge in Alan Ayckbourn’s Wildest Dreams. He is currently training under Terry Schreiber as part of his Advanced Scene Study class. He sends his deepest love and gratitude to his parents, who have done more for him than could ever be repaid.

Blaine Pennington Dromio of Ephesus

Blaine Pennington is excited to perform as Dromio of Ephesus in his second Phare Play production. Blaine's current projects include the independent shorts Pushed, a fast paced thriller that sends him rushing through New York City fighting bad guys in hopes of saving the woman he loves, and No Exit: The Lost Triangle, an adaptation of Jean-Paul Sartre's existential play set in modern day Iraq. Both films will make their way through the independent film circuit this summer. Keep up with Blaine's ongoing projects by joining his facebook fanpage at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Blaine-Pennington/83024920076?ref=ts

Aubrie Therrien Adriana

Aubrie recently moved to fabulous NYC in 2007. Before her transplant she was seen regional in Olney Theatre Center's productions of Othello (Bianca) and The Importance of Being Earnest (Cecily). Since immigrating to the big city she has appeared in various off-off Broadway plays as well as workshops, readings and films. Aubrie is looking forward to working in this great town for many years to come and is actively seeking representation. Lots-o-love to the Susi women for all their love, hope and support.

Catherine Leong Luciana

Catherine Leong received her B.A. in Drama from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2007, where her favorite roles included Celimene (The Misanthrope), Miss Julie (Miss Julie), and Margaret More (A Man for All Seasons). Regional credits include Hangar Theatre Lab Company 2006 in Ithaca, NY, where she played Hermione in Kevin Moriarty’s Bloodline: The Children of Argos (a compilation of Greek plays), and Assistant Director (Macbeth) for the Michigan Shakespeare Festival. Since moving to New York City, she has been fortunate to work with Shakespeare Saturdays (Emilia - Othello), Hudson Shakespeare Festival (Viola - Twelfth Night), and the Manhattan Verse Theatre (Eriphile - Iphigenie et Aulide). Catherine would like to dedicate her performance in A Comedy of Errors to her mother for her unconditional love and support.

Katee Brown Angela the Goldsmith

Katee Brown is delighted to be back with Phare Play after having appeared on their stage recently in Call Waiting.  A graduate of Penn State University, Katee enjoys football games, cozy bars, and beefy cheeseburgers. Katee also has a new found love for Bikram Yoga, and is training for a half marathon. Previous favorite roles include: Rusty (Footloose), Green Dog (Go Dog Go), Posy (Left), and Mrs Lovett (Sweeney Todd).

Adam Files Duke Solinus/Balthazar

Adam Files was born three years before you were. That’s right. He was here first. And emboldened by that authority he hereby claims all your stuff. So, seriously, he was born and raised in North Dakota... By wolves. Very articulate wolves with people names. His father was a theatre coach. And in so being doomed him to a life of art, culture, and poverty. His mother was very patient. She bought him lunches at least once a week for all 5 years of college. Seriously, how long would you tolerate this? Both parents attended every one of his 7 seasons at the local summer theatre. He battled robots. They routed his final offensive maneuver and he was slain in 2098. www.adamfiles.com

Peter Kilcommons is thrilled to be this close to Broadway with A Comedy of Errors and the chance to work with a very talented director and an exceptional cast and crew. He has previously appeared on Phare Play's stage in Dark of the Moon as well as several of their 21 hour play festivals.  Film and TV credits include: Christmas in New York, Neal Cassady, Enchanted, the Law & Order trifecta, 30 Rock, KingsDamagesRescue Me, Secrets of the Occult and The Red-Legged Devils.  Peter thanks his wife, Randi; his daughters, family and friends for their encouragement and support.

Marian Brock 1st Merchant/Dr. Pinch/Aemilia

Marian Brock - Films include the feature And Then..., The Sent, God of Love, and the music video, Likely to Stray, in which she played the lead. Regional work includes Kate in The Taming of the Shrew, Juliet in The Eternal Romeo and Juliet, Marie in Woyzeck, and Reggie Fluty in The Laramie Project. New York stage credits include 4.48 Psychosis, Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night, and A Comedy of Errors. Marian has extensive experience in improvisation and is a company member of the National Comedy Theatre.

Aryanna Celenda 2nd Merchant

Aryanna Celenda is a native New Yorker and a lifetime member of the Actors Project NYC. Aryanna was last seen in Two Gentlemen of Verona as Lucceta with Love Creek Productions directed by Michael Hagins. Other favorite roles include Second Lady in Six Characters in Search of an Author directed by Le Wilhelm and Andromache in Etcetera’s production of Euripides’ The Trojan Women. Aryanna is also a founding member of the York Shakespeare Company. Aryanna would like to thank Bobby Holder and her family and friends for their continuing support. (917)-825-3377 Aryanna98@yahooo.com

Ann Breitbach The Courtezan

Ann Brietbach comes to acting late in life after having spent many years hunting the globe in order to document the mythical creatures often spoken about but rarely seen.  Her more notable works include the underwater photos of the Loch Ness Monster, the sound recordings of the Yeti raiding their camp and opening canned goods with its teeth and of course, her stunning documentary regarding the closet lives of werewolves.  Her red hair has saved her on more than one occasion when out in the forests and prevented her from being mistaken for wild deer.  A Comedy of Errors is not her first show and it most certainly won't be her last.

Christopher Boerger The Officer

Christopher Boerger, originally from Colorado, is happy to return to the Phare Play stage after appearing in their recent production of A Comedy of Errors. With a background in improv and comedy, he loves to make people laugh, including you! You can see Christopher in Law and Order: Criminal Intent, several upcoming feature films as well as on the improv stage. Christopher thanks you for the gifts of chocolate chip cookies. Follow him on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/mindofmine

Michael Hagins Director

Michael Hagins is directing his 25th show in NYC, and has had the greatest time turning the classical work into the cartoon work. Past directing credits include Love Creek's acclaimed Two Gentlemen of Verona: A Swashbuckling Comedy and Richard III; Hudson Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, and Twelfth Night or What You Will; and Macbeth, King Lear, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Love’s Labour’s Lost. Michael is also an actor, producer, writer, imbiber and bad joke teller. Thank you to God, Mom, Dad, Christine, Michael, Blake, my open-minded and exciting cast and crew, and especially those reading this for supporting the arts!