The Rustic Mechanicals celebrate a decade of drama with ‘The Comedy of Errors’ in Buckhanon this Friday

BUCKHANNON — The Colonial Arts Center in Buckhannon is thrilled to host an evening of classic theatre, showcasing the talents of The Rustic Mechanicals as they celebrate their 10th anniversary.

On Friday, July 7, at 8 p.m. in the Main Hall, audience members are invited to experience the chaos and hilarity of Shakespeare’s timeless comedy, “The Comedy of Errors.”

The play, featuring estranged twin brothers and twin servants thrown into a city of sorcery, offers an amusing blend of mistaken identities and farcical situations. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at

In addition, there are about 40 free student seats remaining for students from K-12 and in college with a valid ID. Secure a free seat by contacting Anne Wilson at or messaging @colonialartscenter on Facebook or Instagram. Alternatively, call 304-472-1651 x 1052.

The Rotary Club of Buckhannon-Upshur is sponsoring the event.

For one night only, watch the story unfold as estranged twin brothers (both called Antipholus) and estranged twin servants (both called Dromio) navigate a foreign city, encountering a range of characters and comedic circumstances that keep the audience engaged and laughing throughout. The evening promises a blend of classic theatre and modern interpretation that only The Rustic Mechanicals can deliver.

The Rustic Mechanicals, established in 2014, is a celebrated theatre troupe dedicated to bringing the works of William Shakespeare and other classical playwrights to life. The troupe tours five shows annually, focusing on making Shakespeare’s plays accessible and enjoyable to contemporary audiences. This event marks a key stop on their 2023 10th Anniversary tour, honoring a decade of sharing theatre with the community.

The performance features a diverse cast, with Len Batson (Adriana), Joshua Brooks (Duke Solinus, Balthazar), Niki DeWitt (Angelo), Sarah Beth Ealy (Dromio of Ephesus), Samantha Huffman (First Merchant, Second Merchant, Courtesan, Emelia), Eric Jett (Antipholus of Ephesus), Kyia McGill (Luciana), Stephen Phillips (Antipholus of Syracuse), Jason A Young (Egeon, Nell, Dr. Pinch), and Sarah Young (Dromio of Syracuse).

The crew boasts an equally impressive lineup, with Jason A Young helming as Producer and Director, Jessica Morgan serving as Intimacy Director, Tommy Schoffler as Fight Choreographer, Bridget Rue Esterhuizen as Voice & Text Coach, John Shirley as Dramaturg, Sarah Young as Production Manager, David Byard as Technical Director, and Samantha Huffman as Hair & Make-Up Designer.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Shakespeare, brought to life by the talented cast and crew of The Rustic Mechanicals.

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