The Comedy of Errors is Shakespeare’s shortest play and one of his wittiest. The humor of this farcical comedy stems mainly from a double-double mistaken identity combined with slapstick humor and sparkling word play. Comedy tells the tale of two sets of identical twins—two servants and two masters—accidentally separated at birth. When all four end up in the same city at the same time, confusion and complication ensues. Undeserved whippings, love triangles, false arrests, and wrongful accusations of everything from lunacy and deception to betrayal and thievery follow the twin sets everywhere. Come see Summer Shakespeare’s unique twist in Comedy of Errors: A Crazy, Kooky, Madcap Farce!


Saturday, July 11—Shows at 5:00 pm, 6:30 pm, 8:00 pm

(Rain date is Friday, July 17.)

Tickets for this year’s outdoor show are COMPLETELY FREE but limited. Thank you for your understanding and support!


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For this year’s show, we’re going outdoor and old-school. Our show will be held in the Backyard Theater at 307 Bradley Boulevard, Greenville, SC. Please BRING YOUR OWN LAWN CHAIR or BLANKET. Parking will be in the lots of White Oak Baptist Church, 1805 Wade Hampton Boulevard. Bradley Boulevard will be closed to vehicle traffic from White Oak Road to Ruth Lane.

(We usually rent the 200-seat black box theatre on the campus Bob Jones University. If you enter the back gate across from Carolina Fabric, you’ll take an immediate right and follow the road to the first building on your right.)

See our FAQ page for answers to other questions—maybe some you haven’t even thought of yet!


During this unique year and given our outdoor venue, no seats will be saved at the Backyard Theater at 307 Bradley Boulevard. Please bring your own seating: lawn chairs and/or blankets. Seating will be first come, first served. Groups should plan to seat themselves at an appropriate distance from other groups.

The Greenville Shakespeare Company’s Comedy-O-Errors will run approximately 75 minutes with no intermission! Our traditional Summer Shakespeare treat, FiggyWhig’s cupcakes, will be available for pre-order only on the ticketing site.

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2020 Comedy-O-Errors Cast

Brad Payne DUKE of Ephesus
Lindsay Morgan Bean ADRIANA, wife of Antipholus of Ephesus
Corinne Dyer HOSTESS at the Waffle [House]
Markel Toler ADAM the jailer
Paul Michael Garrison DROMIO of Ephesus
Jeffrey Stegall DROMIO of Syracuse
Sam Stephens ANTIPHOLUS of Ephesus
Emily Arcuri LUCIANA, Adriana’s sister
Isaac Stephens ANTIPHOLUS of Syracuse
Carey Nelson AEGEON, merchant of Syracuse
Emma Stephens a MERCHANT
Elizabeth Nelson AEMILIA, wife to Aegeon, mother to Antipholi
Alyssa Chapman SERVANT to Adriana
Nathan Young ANGELO, a goldsmith
David Schwingle DR. PINCH, a charlatan

Check out SCIway for other productions in the Greenville area.