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Youth troupe to present Shakespeare classic

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The Traveling Players will present William Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors” on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 7 p.m. at Tysons Corner Center.

“This gleefully ridiculous farce follows two pairs of identical twins separated in a great storm,” producers said. “Twenty years later, they are on a mission to reunite. But they must act quickly or their father will be executed for a ‘heinous’ crime. Chaos abounds as the two sets of twins dodge mistaken identities, weighty women and the forces of the law in Shakespeare’s ludicrous four-way identity crisis.”

The production, designed for ages 8 to adult, features the company’s advanced-student performance company, Shakespeare Troupe. The unique program offers high-school students the opportunity to professionally tour a full-length Shakespearean play.

The cast includes the talents of Virginia Durgavich (Arlington), Eli Haslett (Rockville), Brooke Howard (McLean), Milo Jones (Bethesda), Lexi Miller (Arlington), Marcos O’Connor (Arlington), Ana Schneider (Silver Spring), Betty Shanefelter (Silver Spring,), and Cary Tran-Trong (Arlington). The show is directed and choreographed by Traveling Players’ artistic director Jeanne E. Harrison.

The six-week Shakespeare Troupe is just one of several residential summer programs offered by the theatre company. In residence at the Freedom Center, Traveling Players summer camps and conservatories train students in grades 4-12 in theatre while giving them a meaningful connection with nature. At camp, students spend their days in classes and rehearsals and their evenings hiking in the woods, canoeing in the lake and making s’mores under the stars.

For more information, see the Website at http://travelingplayers.org.

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