There will be no confusion this Thursday as the Tullahoma High School theater department brings William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors to the stage.
The show will run from Thursday, Nov. 9, until Sunday, Nov. 12. Those wanting to attend are encouraged to buy tickets in advance, purchasing tickets online at the link here. Limited tickets will be available at the door for $5. Tullahoma City School faculty and high school students will receive free admittance when they show their school ID.
The Comedy of Errors is one of William Shakespeare’s earlier works and centers around two sets of identical twins who were separated at birth and unknowingly ended up in the same town. The result leads to a series of humorous misunderstandings and misidentifications.
“Rehearsals have been going really well,” said THS Theater Director Benjamin Spurlock. “I’m thrilled to bring this show to life because the students have worked hard. Memorizing Shakespeare has been a new experience for all of them.”
Rani Patel, who plays Dromio of Ephesus in the production, expanded on Spurlock’s comments and stated that it’s been a challenge but a welcome one, and she is ready for Thursday night.
“We’ve never done Shakespeare before, so this is a first,” Patel said. “Rehearsals have been a rollercoaster, but I am so excited about this show.”
Her co-actors echoed Patel’s sentiments, and as the show date draws near, they cannot wait to have an audience on hand.
“Everything is starting to come together, and I cannot wait to perform on stage,” said Callie Eavey, who plays Antipholous of Syracuse. “We are still finalizing a few things, but I am so excited to see it all come together.”
As the THS theater department gets set to debut its fall production, it’s been a whirlwind experience for first-time stage manager senior Avery McLean. However, she said she cannot wait for the play to get underway.
“It’s been a little crazy between juggling the crew, the cast and everything else that we have going on, but it’s been fun,” McLean said. “I’m ready but also nervous for the show’s opening. Everybody has worked so hard, so I know it’s going to go well.”
Showtime on Thursday and Friday is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday will feature two performances, one at 2 p.m. and another at 7 p.m. Sunday will only be a matinee performance at 2 p.m.