Flock Theatre (New London, CT) makes its Westerly debut in celebration of the company's 25th year of Summer Shakespeare. Bringing two shows, Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors" and Sophocles' "Oedipus Rex", the company will delight with comedy, tragedy, classics, and puppetry.
Both shows are FREE and open to the public
The Comedy of Errors
June 27-July 7
(No show July 4th)
Outdoor Shows: Shows taking place outdoors are subject to cancellation due to in-climate weather. If you are unsure whether or not the show will be cancelled, please check the website/facebook on the day of the performance for cancellation updates. These locations may require additional planning for a comfortable experience.
Guests are encouraged to bring:
Layers of clothing
**The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare**
In honor of Flock Theatre’s 25th year of outdoor summer Shakespeare, we return to the very first Shakespeare play we ever did, The Comedy of Errors. It’s one of the Bard’s most farcical comedies, where not one but two sets of long-lost identical twins are let loose in town, much to everyone’s confusion. Including ours. So to save us all a few headaches, we didn’t actually cast twins this time, but we promise there is plenty of slapstick, pun, anachronism, and silliness to make you laugh twice as hard.
**Oedipus Rex by Sophocles**
Sophocles' most famous Greek tragedy Oedipus Rex plants the audience in the city of Thebes, as the plague-ridden Greek Chorus tells us our story enhanced with American Sign Language and larger-than-life puppets. The gods seek justice - who killed the previous King Laius, and will King Oedipus be able to find the murderer? However, Oedipus may be blinding himself to the possibility that he has fulfilled a dark prophecy told the day he was born.
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