(From left): Antipholus of Syracuse (Dan Roach), Pinch (Cheo Hodari Bourne) and Adriana (Jennifer Ellis) share the stage in the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s production of “The Comedy of Errors,” running through Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009, at Boston Common. (Brilliantpictures Inc./Andrew Brilliant photo)As night falls in Boston Common, a sunny, citrus-colored South Beach emerges on the stage near Parkman Bandstand, where the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is performing its 14th annual free summer production in the park, “The Comedy of Errors.” Led by founding artistic director, Steven Maler, this exuberant and well-crafted production is the work of pros.
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A man plays a plaintive saxophone solo while a woman under soft light listens in the background, the large white flower behind her ear evoking Lady Day’s gardenia. Although the scene conjures a duet between Lester Young and Billie Holiday, the two are Don Claudio and Hero, the young lovers in William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing.” More »
“Welcome, sophomores and my beloved seniors,” a beaming Anna Portnoy says to a crowd of 200 students at the West Roxbury Education Complex Auditorium. “Class of Oh-Nine presents ‘Macbeth!’” she exclaims. The teenage audience goes crazy, cheering and whistling as the lights dim. The production the teens are about to present — well, it isn’t exactly your father’s Bard. More »