Review: Tahoe Shakespeare Fest's “A Comedy of Errors”

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(Incline Village, NV)
Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Shakespeare set “A Comedy of Errors” in a mysterious ancient city on the Aegean, which is to say a long way from London. For her new production, Director Carolyn Howarth moves the era to the late 1800s, in a location not so far from Sacramento.

Yep, we’re talking about the American West, with cowboys, blazing six guns, and ladies of the evening in saloons, waiting for their next, ah, customer. But it’s still Shakespeare’s language and story, which in this the case of this play is a total farce.  We’re talking timeless earthy humor here. This is also a show in which the director works in everything but the kitchen sink, including brief spoofs of modern life and modern music. Lake Tahoe Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors” is unpredictable, irreverent and frequently quite funny. You’ll have a good time as long as you hang on tight and enjoy the crazy ride. The play continues at Sand Harbor on Lake Tahoe’s Nevada shoreline through August 21st.