CARBONDALE — Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Department of Theatre will present “The Boys from Syracuse” Feb. 22 to 25 at McLeod Theater.
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. each day of the run, plus a 2 p.m. matinee on Feb. 25. The theater is in the Communications Building, 1100 Lincoln Drive.
“The Boys from Syracuse,” a musical based on Shakespeare’s “A Comedy of Errors,” is a silly farce of mistaken identity. Adapted by George Abbot with music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Lorenz Hart, it is the tale of two sets of identical twins. Separated shortly after birth by shipwreck, they later find themselves occupying the same city in Greece. The resulting comedy of errors makes for an entertaining evening of bawdy humor, physical comedy and word-wit set to song and dance.
Tickets are $18 for adults or $6 for students. Purchase tickets online at siusalukis.com or call 1-877-725-8547.
There is a pre-show lecture, “Shakespeare’s ‘The Comedy of Errors’: Erring, Experimental, Economic,” at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 25 in the Moe Laboratory Theatre, in the SIU Communications Building.