Beaver Creek: Shakespeare on stage Thursday |

Beaver Creek: Shakespeare on stage Thursday

BEAVER CREEK, Colorado ” Shakespeare, whose “Comedy of Errors” will be performed in Beaver Creek, Colorado Thursday, may be best known for tragedies such as “Romeo and Juliet,” “Hamlet,” “Othello” and “King Lear.”

But, as many Shakespeare fans know well, he was also quite the comedian. His quick wit, clever sense of humor and farcical plot development can be seen clearly in his work “The Comedy of Errors.” The acclaimed Aquila Theatre Company presents the play at the Vilar Performing Arts Center on tonight at 7:30 p.m.

“No one who sees the rousing production (of ‘The Comedy of Errors’) by the excellent Aquila Theater Company will forget a whit of it,” raved The New York Times.

“The Comedy of Errors” has been a massive hit for the Aquila Theatre Company since its first incarnation in New York in 2000. Since then, this high-powered, vibrant production has delighted audiences around the globe, and is a must-see for newcomers to Shakespeare and Bard enthusiasts alike.

“The Comedy of Errors” is one of Shakespeare’s most vibrant and sparkling comedies. The shrewd and inventive plot relates an intricate and energetic story of two pairs of identical twins in the same household, separated by a devastating shipwreck. But as this delightful comedy unfolds, all is not what it seems. Shakespeare’s remarkable staging propels a glorious, farcical romp set in the ancient city of Ephesus. Brilliant comedy abounds in this witty tale of mistaken identity, assumed personas, hilarious machinations and whimsical family ties. Shakespeare expertly weaves these boisterously entertaining strands together, allowing his audience to stay one step ahead of his characters and laugh heartily at the outrageous results.

Using the skills of the Aquila Theatre Company’s unique British/American ensemble, Aquila presents the play with passion, vigor and skill.

The Aquila Theatre Company has won international praise for their innovative productions of classical drama. Aquila’s ingenious staging of classical comedy has received both prestigious international prizes and high praise from audiences, critics and scholars. Aquila has represented the National Endowment of the Arts at the White House performing Shakespeare for the president and first lady, and in the summer of 2007, made their Edinburgh Festival debut.

Tickets for “The Comedy of Errors” are $40 and are available online at, by phone at 888-920-ARTS(2787) or in person at the VPAC box office in Beaver Creek.

What: “The Comedy of Errors” with the Aquila Theatre Company

When: 7:30 p.m., Thursday

Where: Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek

Cost: $40

More information: 888-920-2787 or

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