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Marin Shakespeare at Forest Meadows Ampitheatre!

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS was probably Shakespeare's first comedy (written not too long after he first saw THE SPANISH TRAGEDY performed). Based on a comedy by Plautus, THE MENAECHMUSES, Shakespeare adapted Plautus' story of twins separated at a young age who wind up unbeknownst to anyone in the same town, and added to the fun by creating a second set of twins.

A COMEDY OF ERRORS is our adaptation of this classic Shakespeare farce. We're adding to the fun anew by setting the story in the days of Wild West Texas. The warring towns of Ephesus and Syracuse have been transported to Abliene and Amarillo. We've edited out a few of Shakespeare's staler jokes ("Why, but there's many a man hath more hair than wit." "Not a man of those but he hath the wit to lose his hair.") We've added a joke or two of our own. And we've upped the enjoyability factor by adding country and western songs, live music, and a few Yee-haw's! If you think you may not like Shakespeare, this is the play for you. And if you're a Shakespeare nut, you'll enjoy some new twists in this old chestnut. So saddle up your ponies, and giddy on up over for some rootin' tootin' low-falutin' fun. Happy trails!

Forest Meadows Amphitheatre

Home to one of Marin's most successful performing arts organizations, audiences of over 10,000 theatre-goers enjoy great classical performances at the Forest Meadows Amphitheatre each year.

The Amphitheatre also provides learning experiences for thousands of students who enjoy performances and fun classes here every summer.

The original Marin Shakespeare Festival, founded by John and Ann Brebner, produced outdoor Shakespearean theatre at the Ross Art and Garden Center for 6 seasons from 1961 to 1967.

That year the Forest Meadows amphitheatre was built for the Shakespeare Festival where it remained until 1973.

In 2001, Marin Shakespeare Company celebrated the 40th anniversary of the founding of California's first outdoor Shakespeare festival with a banquet dinner and candlelight procession and the establishment of the Brebner Artistic Endowment to help support Marin Shakespeare Company into the future.

Forest Meadows seats more than 500 people. Its graceful stage and reflecting pool are surrounded by towering trees. The stage was constructed so that when the moon is full it rises directly above the actors. The Forest Meadows Amphitheatre is one of the most elegant outdoor theatres in the country. Each year, audiences return eager to see what new wonders the talented set designers have created in this special place, and to hear Shakespeare and other classic plays in this magical, sylvan setting.

Forest Meadows Amphitheatre, 
Dominican University of California, San Rafael 
Free parking is available in the lot at 890 Belle Avenue, and in the main Dominican parking lot at Grand and Acacia near the Conlan Recreation Center. For best handicap access, we recommend the Belle Avenue lot.

From Golden Gate Bridge or Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, take 101 heading North to the Central San Rafael Exit. Go straight for four blocks to Mission. Turn right onto Mission. Go one block; turn left onto Grand Avenue. Proceed three blocks past the main Dominican parking lot at Grand and Acacia and turn left onto Belle Avenue. Proceed one block and turn left into the parking lot at 890 Belle Avenue.

From 101 heading South, take the Central San Rafael Exit. Turn left onto Mission. Go two blocks and turn left onto Grand Avenue. Proceed three blocks past the main Dominican parking lot at Grand and Acacia and turn left onto Belle Avenue. Proceed one block and turn left into the parking lot at 890 Belle Avenue.

You can buy a discounted ticket by phone or at the ticket booth the day of by telling them you are part of the meetup group.

You can bring a picnic, buy food there, or a potluck item to share.

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  • nate n.

    Thanks, again, Alicia for organizing this one. I probably would've preferred drama, too, but it was fun to be at Forest Meadows for the first time in years and with a nice group of folks.

    September 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    not my favorite performance, but with the full moon and a great meetup crowd, it was very fun!!

    September 21, 2013

  • David N.

    Weather was fine.. nice night

    September 20, 2013

  • Kathleen H.

    Do you know what the discounted ticket price is?

    September 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I think it's twenty dollars?

      September 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      it's 9.50 off

      September 20, 2013

  • David M Pittle, Ph.D., M.

    Not the clouds. It's clients, Dish Network, my daughter. It was all scheduled perfectly except no one else can keep their promises. You get that I'm frustrated. LOL

    September 20, 2013

  • paul

    sorry can't make friday but i am attending sunday 4pm performance of "All's well that Ends well"....anyone going to this permanence let me know and we will meet up

    September 19, 2013

  • Jim G.

    Leslie Harlib's songs are GREAT!

    September 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds like great fun! Is there a particular place where we are all going to meet?

    September 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      We usually meet at the front area where they take tickets. But we'll have seats reserved in the center down front and you can just ask for the meetup group

      September 16, 2013

  • David B.

    Shakespeare, Forest Meadows Amphitheatre, the full moon, all in one evening? I look forward to sharing this with fellow MM members.

    August 27, 2013

  • Jagpal S.

    Can't wait

    August 13, 2013

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