University of Pittsburgh
February 17, 2003

The Comedy of Errors Opens Winter-Spring Season for Pitt's Shakespeare-In-The-Schools

Contact: 

Sharon Blake

412-624-4364

Cell: 412-277-6926

February 18, 2003

PITTSBURGH—Collaborating with teachers and delighting young people throughout Pennsylvania, Shakespeare-in-the-Schools (SITS) begins its 14th year at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Theatre Arts with a new production of The Comedy of Errors.

The program, a SITS-Gateway to the Arts Partnership, is a 50-minute reduced version of the Shakespearean classic made available to elementary (grades 4 through 6), middle, and high school students.

The show is touring until April 12 at schools throughout the region. (A list of performances at area schools is attached.)

Following the escapades of two sets of long-lost twin brothers accidentally thrown into the same town, The Comedy of Errors invites us to laugh at our preconceptions about personal identity and fate as it leads us through a merry maze of misunderstandings, mistaken identities, and last minute surprises.

Another SITS program, Temujin the Storyteller, features Temujin Ekunfeo relating classic world folk tales to schoolchildren, including an African take on a Shakespearean story.

For further information, contact Helen Meade at 412-624-1953 or hmmeade@pitt.edu, or visit www.pitt.edu/~sits.

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2/18/03/mgc

Tour Performances of The Comedy of Errors

By William Shakespeare and Temujin the Storyteller

Shakespeare-in-the-Schools

University of Pittsburgh

DATE TIME SCHOOL TOWN/STATE

Feb. 1 10 a.m. and Sharon Jr. and Sharon, Pa.

11:15 a.m. Sr.High Schools

Feb. 24 9:30 a.m. Bishop Canevin Crafton, Pa.

High School

Feb. 26 9:30 a.m. Saint Elizabeth School Pittsburgh, Pa.

March 3 9:15 a.m. William Penn Bethlehem, Pa.

Elementary School

March 12 1 p.m. Washington Polytechnic Pittsburgh, Pa.

March 14 9:35 a.m. Saint Edmund's Academy Pittsburgh, Pa.

March 14 1:30 p.m. Fred L. Aiken Pittsburgh, Pa.

Elementary School

March 21 1:30 p.m. Alfred L. Wilson Fairchance, Pa.

Elementary School

March 26 10 a.m. Bentworth Bentleyville, Pa.

Senior High School

March 26 1:30 p.m. Frazier High School Perryopolis, Pa.

April 2 10 a.m. Saint Louise de Marillac School Pittsburgh, Pa.

April 11 1:30 p.m. Peters Township McMurray, Pa.

Middle School

April 12 2 p.m. Carnegie Library of Pittsburg Pittsburgh, Pa.

Temujin the Storyteller

Feb. 26 1:30 p.m. Saint Elizabeth School Pittsburgh, Pa.

Feb. 27 12:45 p.m. Sto-Rox Elementary School McKees Rocks, Pa.

April 30 1 p.m. Avonworth Middle School Pittsburgh, Pa.

and High School