Double Double Trouble Trouble
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Russell Treyz
JUNE 22 - JULY 17 | SCHUBERT THEATRE
Poor Antipholous and his servant Dromio: everywhere they go, they're told they just left! Separated at birth, two sets of long-lost twins are loose in the same town. Mistaken identities make for hilarious complications until chaos gives way to clarity and mayhem to mirth; when brother is reunited with brother, lover with lover, and a town turned upside down is right-side up again.
Sponsor: Dr. and Mrs. Frank J. Szarko
Co-Sponsor: Keenan-Nagle Advertising, Inc.
Director Sponsors: Linda Lapos & Paul Wirth
Egeon, a merchant of Syracuse:
Duke of Ephesus:
Antipholus of Syracuse:
Dromio of Syracuse:
Dromio of Ephesus:
Antipholus of Ephesus:
A Courtesan: Abbie Richards
Direction & Design
Wig & Makeup Designer
Producing Artistic Director
* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Stage Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
The Morning Call:
"Inspired, playful and full of fast-paced physical clowning…sheer merriment."
"…From the moment DeSales alumnus Steve Burns walks onto the Schubert stage as one of the twin servants, both named Dromio, the stage is his."
"Chris Faith is an equally marvelous and inventive clown… And when the two Dromios finally meet, there is instant comic combustion."
"As Antipholus of Syracuse, one of Egeon's twin sons, Ian Bedford is both masterful and charmingly befuddled."
The Lehigh Valley Press
"Russell Treyz, who directs with a refined intensity, gives full reign to the comedic possibilities of his actors. … The results are, pardon the pun, 'Treyz amusement.'"
"(Steve) Burns' every hand and arm motion, every gesture, every pore seem to emphasize every word. He even rocks his body rhythmically to the beats of the dialogue. No one can rivet a right eye like this guy. He's also quite a tumbler --and a tummler."
"(Chris) Faith, who has become a PSF go-to guy for merriment … is equally hilarious as Dromio of Ephesus. He has impeccable timing and is master of the double-take."
"Carl N. Wallnau brings his unflappable aplomb to the role of Egeon, a merchant of Syracuse."
"PSF (pairs) Shakespeare's dialogue with fantastic slapstick, numerous visual gags, and even some low-key improvisation. They are larger-than-life performances for a larger-than-life production, and an excellent showcase for the Festival's twentieth anniversary."
"Steve Burns (formerly of the hit children's TV show Blue's Clues) as Dromio of Syracuse has an excellent command of the language, comic timing, and slapstick stunts that are the highlight of a likewise gifted ensemble. Ian Bedford as Antipholus of Syracuse musters a similar excellence to match him, and the two make a highly entertaining comic duo."
"Treyz has set his production in "Fable-land", and costume designer Marla Jurglanis provides lavish costumes to match: gorgeous period-inspired numbers that illustrate the owners' wealth and influence, with a few nods to the multiculturalism of the Renaissance Mediterranean."