Four County Players & Barboursville Vineyards are proud to present:

Shakespeare at the Ruins: The Comedy of Errors

By William Shakespeare
Presented with generous support from Mary Lou and Charlie Seilheimer
At the Historic Barboursville Ruins

Directed by ‘Derby’ Thomas
Event Director: Kristen Franklin Heiderstadt
Assistant Event Director: Erin Batten

Producers: Kim Dukes, Wendy Novicoff, Linda Zuby
Production Stage Manager: Anna Grey Hogan
Assistant Stage Manager: Sophia Schlicht
Costume Designers: Amy Goffman, Linda Zuby
Scenic Designer: Kerry Moran
Lead Carpenter: Pete Davies
Lighting Designer & Lead Electrician: David Hutchins
Properties Designer: Linda Hogan
Fight Choreographers: Maggie Wratchford, Larry Friedland

 


ABOUT SHAKESPEARE AT THE RUINS:

This beloved, nationally-acclaimed collaboration between Barboursville Vineyards and Central Virginia’s longest-running community theater returns! Performances will be on-site in the beautiful Barboursville Vineyards, at the historic ruins of Governor James Barbour’s mansion, designed by Thomas Jefferson and destroyed by fire on Christmas Day, 1884.

ABOUT THE PLAY:
In THE COMEDY OF ERRORS – one of Shakespeare’s earliest and most fast-paced works – two long-separated twins, their two tricky servants (also twins), a jealous wife, and her lovelorn sister romp through this madcap comedy. Filled with mistaken identities and slapstick humor, this production will have audiences laughing from the first confusion to the last.

PERFORMANCES at the Historic Barboursville Ruins
July 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27
6PM: Gates open
7:30PM: Show begin

TICKETS – General Admission
$25 per ticket
On sale 6/14 for 4CP Members; on sale 6/17 for the general public.

THURSDAY, JULY 11: SATR Alumni Night and Pay-What-You-Will preview. If you participated in a previous Ruins production (1990 – 2006, 2019, 2022), we invite you to attend a preview of The Comedy of Errors, and join us for a group picture (wear your SATR t-shirts if you have them)! Alumni should RSVP to: 4countyplayers@fourcp.org. Please specify that you are a SATR alumnus, and share the name(s) of the production(s) and role(s) in which you participated. This preview is also open to the public.

Read The Comedy of Errors digital playbill here!

 

Ticket Information

Tickets go on sale June 17, 2024! (June 14 for Four County Members!)

PERFORMANCES at the Historic Barboursville Ruins
July 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27
6PM: Gates open
7:30PM: Show begins

TICKETS – General Admission — on sale Monday, June 17 (June 14 for Four County Members!)

$25/adults

THURSDAY, JULY 11: SATR Alumni Night and Pay-What-You-Will preview. If you participated in a previous Ruins production (1990 – 2006, 2019, 2022), we invite you to attend a preview of The Comedy of Errors, and join us for a group picture (wear your SATR t-shirts if you have them)! Alumni should RSVP to: 4countyplayers@fourcp.org. Please specify that you are a SATR alumnus, and share the name(s) of the production(s) and role(s) in which you participated. This preview is also open to the public.

Purchase Tickets Online!

CHILDREN’S TICKET POLICY:

If your child needs their own seat, they need a ticket. This production is suitable for audience members of all ages who have the ability to use good theater etiquette. However, we do not recommend this show for children under 6 years of age.

BOX OFFICE: 540-832-5355
WEBSITE: www.fourcp.org
QUESTIONS: Visit our website, or email 4countyplayers@fourcp.org

 

Important Policies and Information

ALCOHOL POLICY:
Barboursville Vineyards will have a wine station on-site for patrons to purchase Barboursville wines by the glass or by the bottle. No other alcohol is permitted per ABC law.

PET POLICY:
No animals allowed on premises with the exception of service animals.

CHILDREN’S TICKET POLICY:
If your child needs their own seat, they need a ticket. The Comedy of Errors is suitable for audience members of all ages who have the ability to use good theater etiquette. However, we do not recommend this show for children under 6 years of age.

RAIN POLICY:
Rain cancels. The theater will make the announcement via our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/fourcountyplayers) and website (www.fourcp.org), as well as a message on the Box Office voicemail. If a rain cancellation is made, audience members may contact the Box Office via email (4countyplayers@fourcp.org) to discuss rescheduling options. We do not plan to schedule any rain make-up performances.

BOX OFFICE: 540-832-5355
WEBSITE: www.fourcp.org
QUESTIONS: Visit our website, or email 4countyplayers@fourcp.org

Food

PALLADIO PICNICS:
Palladio Restaurant will be offering a picnic dinner takeout for two priced at $95. Available for purchase by advance reservation only. To reserve a picnic dinner, contact book@palladiorestaurant.com. Note that picnic dinners must be reserved at least one week in advance of the performance you will attend and will be available for pickup on-site at the performance.

FOOD TRUCKS:
Every performance will have at least one local food truck on-site. Food trucks will include: Bavarian Chef, Catch the Chef, Carpe Donut, and Two Brothers Southwestern Grill.

HOME (catchthechefs.com)
Two Brothers Southwestern Grill | Ruckersville VA | Facebook
German Fare Food Truck & Catering – The Bavarian Chef – Madison, VA
Carpe Donut | Exceptional Catering Services for Weddings and Events

Directions

DIRECTIONS:
Access to Shakespeare at the Ruins is only by way of Mansion Road off of Governor Barbour Street. PLEASE DO NOT USE THE MAIN ENTRANCE TO BARBOURSVILLE VINEYARDS. Follow the signs to Mansion Road. It is marked with a white gate, welcome banner, and flags. This entrance will lead you down a dirt road to the parking field and boxwood entrance to the back-side of the Historic Barboursville Ruins. Parking attendants will be on-site to assist you.

Cast

Starring:
MATT HAGERMAN as Antipholus of Syracuse
KATE JOHNSON as Antipholus of Ephesus
ANDY DAVIS as Dromio of Syracuse
JOEY WHARTON as Dromio of Ephesus
SHINJI ELSPETH OH as Adriana
HOPE KING as Luciana
JAYDA EVERETT as Lady Abbess
PAULIUS SINKORA as Angelo
JESSE McCAIN as Balthasar
MARC HOGAN as Egeon
GUY AIKEN as Solinus, Duke of Ephesus
STEPHANIE FINN as Courtesan
PATRICK BRUNS as Dr. Pinch
BILL HINES as Officer
SUSANNA JOHNS as Luce/Messenger
BEN BRANTLEY as First Merchant
ADELINE SOKOLOWSKI as Second Merchant

Production Team

Directed by ‘Derby’ Thomas

Event Director: Kristen Franklin Heiderstadt
Assistant Event Director: Erin Batten

Producers: Kim Dukes, Wendy Novicoff, Linda Zuby
Production Stage Manager: Anna Grey Hogan
Assistant Stage Manager: Sophia Schlicht
Costume Designers: Amy Goffman, Linda Zuby
Scenic Designer: Kerry Moran
Lead Carpenter: Pete Davies
Lighting Designer & Lead Electrician: David Hutchins
Properties Designer: Linda Hogan
Fight Choreographers: Maggie Wratchford, Larry Friedland

Theater Operations Manager: Jennifer Phelps
Production Manager: Gary Warwick White
Assistant Production Manager: Devynn Thomas
Marketing & Merchandise Director: Edward Warwick White
Shop & Build Supervisor: Nicholas Edelman