AHS Players Present The Comedy of Errors

Play runs Wednesday through Sunday

Eavan Driscoll, Editor

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  • Antipholus of Syracuse (senior Korinne Brier) greets his long lost twin brother Antipholus of Ephesus (junior Brylee Hall).

  • Defending her man any way she can, Adriana (senior Mackenzie Schulthies) tells the citizens of Ephesus to back off.

  • Anipholus of Syracuse (senior Korinne Brier) struggles to get away from the Courtesan (junior Drew Thorndike).

  • Luce (freshman Maggie Graham) throws one of the squishmallow weapons at the men trying to invade their home.

  • Antipholus of Ephesus (junior Brylee Hall) and Dromio of Ephesus (senior Florence Myers) struggle to get free before their exorcism.

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The long-awaited school play, The Comedy of Errors, premieres at 7 p.m. in the auditorium tonight. After rehearsing for months, the cast is prepared to wow the audience with Shakespeare’s slapstick comedy. 

The story follows two sets of twins, one pair servants and the other masters. They were separated in childhood and coincidentally reunite in the same town, causing much comedic confusion for everyone. 

“The whole play from start to finish is exciting and funny,” senior Mackenzie Schulthies, who plays Adriana, said. 

The performance is chock-full of action, featuring chases, squishmallow fights, and stage brawls. Schulthies said all the fighting took “a lot of time to perfect.” 

The action will be accompanied by a live band made up of drums, piano, and bass to accent the chaos.

While Shakespeare’s works have a reputation for being hard to follow, the actors tried to make it easy for the audience to understand by using lots of pantomimes to help with background information. 

“The group of people is amazing and I am so excited to put this play on with the rest of the cast,” Schulthies said.

Tickets for students are $5 and $10 for adults.

Catch the show on Nov 16, 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. and over the weekend at both 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.