BURTON — For seven years, Flint’s “Shakespeare in the Park” in Kearsley Park has drawn rave reviews and enthusiastic crowds. Now for the third year the production is going beyond Kearsley Park to parks across the city and county, including For-Mar Nature Preserve.
Admission to all performances (except the opening night gala at Kearsley Park) is free. Please bring your own lawn chairs everywhere except Kearsley Park, where seats will be provided.
This year’s production — “The Comedy of Errors” — is described as Shakespeare’s shortest and funniest play. It comes to For-Mar Nature Preserve with a performance June 16, at 7 p.m..
“The Comedy of Errors” tells the story of two sets of identical twins that were accidentally separated at birth. Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, arrive in Ephesus, which turns out to be the home of their twin brothers, Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus.
When the Syracusans encounter the friends and families of their twins, a series of wild mishaps based on mistaken identities lead to wrongful beatings, a near-seduction, the arrest of Antipholus of Ephesus, and hilarious accusations of infidelity, theft, madness and demonic possession. The play is directed by Kay Kelly.
This performance is part of “2011 Theatre in OUR Parks,” a collaboration between the City of Flint Parks and Recreation Department and Genesee County Parks and Recreation Commission. — G.G.