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‘Comedy of Errors’ Opens at The Leeward Theatre!

‘Comedy of Errors’ Opens at The Leeward Theatre!

Photos by Donald Ranney Jr.

Photos by Donald Ranney Jr.

What: The Leeward Theatre Presents: Comedy of Errors

Where: The Leeward Theatre Alternate Space at Leeward Community College (room AM-101).  A map to the “Alternate Space” can be found in the online press materials.

When: April 13, 14, 20, 21 at 8pm. April 15 & 22 at 4pm

Tickets: $15 General Admission; $10 Current Leeward Students. There are no other discounts offered. Tickets are on sale now. Please be advised that our new space only has 50 seats so shows sell out fast. Get your tickets online by going to the Theatre’s website (http://LCCTheatre.hawaii.edu/) and clicking the “Buy Tickets” button. Get your tickets early before they are gone!

General Contact: If you have a general question for the theatre, please contact The Leeward Theatre, (808) 455-0380, or email LTheatre@hawaii.edu

Getting Here: Please be aware that, due to ongoing rail construction, traffic may be heavier than normal. Please plan accordingly. The Theatre, and Leeward Community College campus, are still open for business as usual.

To get the latest construction updates on the Rail Project, please visit the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) website at: http://www.honolulutransit.org/traffic-updates.aspx

Then navigate to the specific construction area to get the latest traffic closure and detour updates.

Comedy of Errors Opens at The Leeward Theatre!

The Leeward Theatre is proud to announce the upcoming production of the classic Shakespeare farce: The Comedy of Errors. Mistaken identities of every shape and size commence in a classic farce of Shakespearean proportions! Comedy of Errors is Shakespeare earliest comedy and shortest surviving play. Separated at birth, two sets of long-lost twins are loose in the same town. Mistaken identities make for hilarious complications: servants are sent on wrong errands, jewelry is given to the wrong person, and husbands are locked out of their own homes.

Seating is limited so get your tickets early!

Leeward CC Professor Betty Burdick will be directing the students in the production. She has directed past shows from the Leeward Theater such as Alice in Wonderland, The Odyssey, Twelfth Night, Titus Andronicus, Clockwork, A Dark and Stormy Knight and most recently, Tartuffe. Some of the students in the production have also starred in Burdick’s past shows or have taken other theater classes with her.

The performances will take place on April 13, 14, 20, 21, at 8pm, and April 15 & 22 at 4pm. Due to renovations currently being done to the Leeward Theater, every showing will take place in the back-up theater at AM-101.

About the Director:

Betty Burdick (Director)

Betty Burdick enjoys teaching, directing and acting.  She has more than forty years of experience as an actor, performing all over the country, including Seattle, Minneapolis/St. Paul and New York.  While acting on the mainland, Ms. Burdick coached professional actors and held seminars in Character Movement for the Actor.  In 1995, she returned to Honolulu after an absence of 30 years to receive a Master of Fine Arts in Directing from the University of Hawaii at Manoa while teaching beginning acting and acting technique there.  At Manoa Valley Theatre she has performed in To Kill a Mockingbird, Deathtrap, Wit (Po’okela Award) and A Little Night Music.  For The Actors' Group Betty has performed in Talking With, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, Boston Marriage and Happy Days (Po’okela Award) by Samuel Beckett.  For the Hawaii Shakespeare Festival, Ms. Burdick has played Leonata in Much Ado About Nothing, The Cardinal in King John, and Pistol in an all female version of Henry V.  Her directing credits include work at the University of Hawaii, Manoa Valley Theatre, Kumu Kahua Theatre and Honolulu Theatre for Youth. She has received Po’okela Awards for directing Fully Committed, The Christmas Carol, and Dividing the Estate at Manoa Valley Theatre. Ms. Burdick has had the pleasure of teaching drama classes at Leeward Community College since 1999.  She has directed Oedipus the King, Sandbox, Clockwork, Twelfth Night, A Dark and Stormy Knight, Tartuffe, and Titus Andronicus (Po’okela Award) for The Leeward Theatre.  She is currently the discipline head for Theatre at Leeward CC.

About The Leeward Theatre:

Our ultimate goal here at The Leeward Theatre is to build community through live performance. The more of our community that is allowed to access our events the more likely it is for young people and other individuals to take action to improve their community. Creativity is life affirming – no matter the quality or value of what was created. It is a step toward life; toward adding something to the world that did not exist before. The Leeward Theatre exists as a place where creativity is practiced on a daily basis – where students, community members, and trained artists can engage with and empower one another. This is not just a building on a college campus - it is living breathing extension of the community. It is a place that has the power to inspire, the power to enlighten, and the power to educate.

The Leeward Theatre is undergoing a major renovation thanks to the generous support of the Legislature, the Governor, and the University of Hawaii. Although we have a reduced season, we're not completely dark. Come check out the fantastic offerings we have for our 42ND Season!

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

The Leeward Theatre
at Leeward Community College
96-045 Ala ‘Ike; Room TH-207
Pearl City, HI 96782
FAX: (808) 455-0384
PHONE: (808) 455-0380
Email: LTheatre@hawaii.edu
Web: http://LCCTheatre.hawaii.edu

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