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1987 (USA) See more »
Two identical twins and their two servants (also identical twins) are separated in a ship-wreck. When, years later, they all show up in the same town, mistaken identities abound. | Add synopsis »
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Karla Burns ... Duke of Ephesus / Luce
Ethyl Eichelberger ... Emilia / Courtesan
Avner Eisenberg ... The Janitor / Dr. Pinch
Sophie Hayden ... Adriana
Gina Leishman ... Luciana
Derique McGee ... Citizen
Wendy Parkman ... Citizen
Rosalinda Rojas ... Citizen
Alec Willows ... Angelo / Second Merchant
Timothy Daniel Furst ... William Shakespeare
Paul David Magid ... Antipholus of Syracuse
Randy Nelson ... Dromio of Ephesus
Howard Jay Patterson ... Antipholus of Ephesus
Samuel Ross Williams ... Dromio of Syracuse
Steven Bernstein ... Kamikaze Ground Crew
Bud Chase ... Kamikaze Ground Crew
Danny Frankel ... Kamikaze Ground Crew
Douglas Wieselman ... Kamikaze Ground Crew
Daniel Mankin ... Egeon
Raz ... First Merchant
Mark Sackett ... Balthasar

Directed by
Robert Woodruff 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Titus Maccius Plautus  play "Menaechmi"
William Shakespeare  play

Original Music by
Thaddeus Spae 
Douglas Wieselman 
Production Design by
David Gropman 
Costume Design by
Susan Hilferty 
Sound Department
John Kilgore .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Gallo .... lighting technician


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The Goodman Theater originally produced this version of The Comedy of Errors with the Flying Karamozov Brothers and Avner the Eccentric in Chicago in 1983 and at the Los Angeles Olympic Arts Festival in 1984.See more »
Miscellaneous: In the finale, when everyone is juggling and after the xylophone has been rolled out, on the right side of the stage one of the jugglers drops her clubs and picks them up.See more »
Citizen:In Syracuse, you dress in a tie... in Ephesus, you juggle or die!See more »
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Version of The Boys from Syracuse (1986) (TV)See more »


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Vaudeville Revisited, 15 January 2002
Author: ToshNMac from living room

I remember seeing this program on a now-defunct PBS station, KQEC in San Francisco. That was back in 1987, the Reagan-Yuppie years. The performers were speaking Shakesperean lines but, unlike dramatic actors, were purposely screwing up his words with glee. Then the more I watched, the more I enjoyed it and waited for PBS to air it again. It was part of a Great Performances "Live from Lincoln Center" production and I was lucky enough to see it in its entirety. Since then, I became an instant Flying Karamazov fan and have followed their progress. What an amazing cast of talent in the show; jugglers, baton twirlers, acrobats, fire-eaters and so forth. If Shakespeare ever saw this adaptaion of his light comedy, he would be spinning in his grave, with hilarity.

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