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Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors" on the Lawn at Philbrook

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American Theatre Company (ATC), which has been a part of Tulsa's local arts scene since 1970, will soon present "The Comedy of Errors" by William Shakespeare. Our guest on this edition of ST is Lisa Wilson, a longtime member of the Theatre and Drama faculty here at TU, who is directing this production. The play will be staged on the verdant and gorgeous --- and, thank goodness, well-shaded --- lawn of the Philbrook Museum of Art on August 3rd, 4th, 10th, and 11th, with all curtains at 8pm. (For ticket information, please see this page at the ATC website.) As Wilson tells us on today's program, this is a classic comedy that's been re-made, re-imagined, and re-fashioned many times over the years; this is mainly because the play's high-and-low-and-middle-brow humor, as encountered throughout its actual text --- from pratfalls and mistaken-identity gags to goofy wordplay and jokes about passing gas --- is basically timeless. Indeed, ATC itself offered a hip-hop-driven Shakespearean re-make of this sort --- a street-smart, modern-day production called "The Bomb-itty of Errors" --- earlier this year.

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