Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors
To Have Six-Day Run at UT Dallas

RICHARDSON, Texas (Oct. 18, 2006) — William Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors will run at The University of Texas at Dallas’ University Theatre at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays Nov. 2-11. Matthew Tomlanovich of Discover Shakespeare will direct.

In “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare,” edited by David Bevington, Comedy of Errors is described as “perhaps the most uncomplicatedly funny of Shakespeare’s comedies, [which] seldom fails to delight an audience.”

Tomlanovich describes the production as, “Twins separated at birth in a terrible accident at sea, a husband seducing his sister-in-law, servants who are beaten regularly ... all the ingredients needed for comedy!  Shakespeare's earliest comic masterpiece Comedy of Errors is a tale of coincidence and slapstick humor told by clowns with sharp witticisms and silly walks. A fast-paced farcical fable with no moral other than laughter is its own reward.”

Tomlanovich, who recently co-directed a critically acclaimed puppet version of Comedy of Errors with Valerie Hauss-Smith, holds a master’s in fine arts from the California Institute of the Arts. He has taught theater at Southern Methodist University, Collin County Community College, the University of North Texas and the University of Utah.  His directing credits include Twelfth Night, Dumb Supper, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Ground Zero Christmas, Dark Ride, Red Noses and Into the Night.

Tickets for the performance are $15 for general admission and free at the door to UT Dallas students with valid identification.  Ticket office hours for advance purchase are 2 to 5 p.m. weekdays. To purchase tickets using Visa, MasterCard or Discover, call 972-883-2552.

More information about the play can be found at http://ah.utdallas.edu/season0607/comedyerrors.htm.

For information about the many musical, arts, theater, dance and other performances and exhibitions held throughout the year at UT Dallas, please call 972-UTD-ARTS (972-883-2787), e-mail utdarts@utdallas.edu, or visit the School of Arts and Humanities’ Web site at http://ah.utdallas.edu/.  People with disabilities who need special accommodations may call 972-883-2982, or Texas Relay Operator 1-800-RELAYVV.

About UT Dallas

The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor®, enrolls more than 14,500 students.  The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores.  The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs.  For additional information about UT Dallas, please visit the university’s website at www.utdallas.edu.