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Get ready for the ultimate piece of escapism.

Shakespeare’s early farce “The Comedy of Errors” gets an outrageous, slapstick-fueled reimagining in new production running at the Brooklyn Academy of Music starting March 16.

“It’s one of the most warm-hearted plays in the English language,” said director Edward Hall, who heads up the British all-male Shakespeare troupe Propeller, now in its sixth production at the Fort Greene institution. “It has a genuinely happy ending, without being too schmaltzy and sentimental. I think people come out feeling happier than when they went in.”

The lighthearted comedy ensues when twin brothers, separated at birth, are thrown together 25 years later, neither any wiser. As could be expected, mistaken identities, assumed personas and general mayhem is the name of the game in this irreverent, modern take on the classic — set in 1980s South America (think big hair, colorful costumes, and a mariachi band thrown in for good measure).

“It’s a play that at one point or another every character completely loses his head,” said Hall. “We just try to really go with that.”

“The Comedy of Errors” at BAM Harvey Theater [651 Fulton St. at Rockwell Place in Fort Greene, (718) 636-4100], March 16-27. Tickets $25-$70. For info, visit www.bam.org.

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Joey from Clinton Hills says:
Is the INS just giving away work visas? how about some American actors at BAM for a change?
March 10, 2011, 11:10 am

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