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WKU Theatre & Dance to present ‘The Comedy of Errors’ Nov. 7-12

The WKU Department of Theatre and Dance Mainstage season continues Nov. 7-12 with the Shakespeare farce The Comedy of Errors.

Fiona Mowbray (left) and Eric Schmidt are among the cast members in "The Comedy of Errors." (Photo by Andrew Duff)

Fiona Mowbray (left) and Eric Schmidt are among the cast members in The Comedy of Errors. (Photo by Andrew Duff)

Full of slapstick humor and mistaken identity, this play about identical twins separated at birth will keep you laughing all evening.

“Tackling Shakespeare is always an adventure and we are ready for the challenge,” said Oliver Pierce, a WKU senior from Greenville who plays one of the twins.

Pierce said director Dr. Bill Leonard “has done a great job with the script. His primary concern is to help the audience understand the story.”

Dr. Leonard, former head of the Department of Theatre and Dance, is familiar to Bowling Green theater-goers for his active role in the arts community. The Comedy of Errors is the 78th play that Dr. Leonard has directed at WKU. This classic was last produced at WKU in the early ’70s.

"The Comedy of Errors" will be presented Nov. 7-12 at WKU's Russell Miller Theatre. (Poster design by E. Shura Pollatsek)

The Comedy of Errors will be presented Nov. 7-12 at WKU’s Russell Miller Theatre. (Poster design by E. Shura Pollatsek)

The Comedy of Errors will be presented Nov. 7-12 in Russell Miller Theatre in WKU’s Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center. Show times are all 8 p.m. except for Sunday matinee at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students. Tickets can be purchased in advance at wku.showare.com or by calling the box office at (270) 745-3121.

Cast members for The Comedy of Errors include Anna Lee McFadden, a junior from Nashville, Tenn.; Sam O’Mara, a senior from Maysville; Oliver Pierce, a senior from Greenville; Bo Vaughn, a sophomore from Nashville, Tenn.; Eric Schmidt, a senior from Powderly; Steven Montgomery, a freshman from Bowling Green; Will Linder, a junior from Louisville; Kirsten Kellersberger, a sophomore from Salvisa; Andy Seay, a freshman from Franklin, Tenn.; Caleb Pless, a junior from Brentwood, Tenn.; Haley Poole, a junior from Nashville, Tenn.; J. Morgan Shaffo, a senior from Louisville; Fiona Mowbray, a junior from Lexington; Drew Barrett, a freshman from Bowling Green; Samya Monem, a junior from Louisville; Elliott Talkington, a sophomore from Owensboro; Shelby Swetmon, a freshman from Bowling Green; Jake Inman, a junior from Bowling Green; Brettley Farmer, a freshman from Westmoreland, Tenn.; Hans Stewart, a sophomore from Louisville; Dillon Martin, a junior from Bowling Green.

Contact: Julie Pride, (270) 779-2560.

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