The Public Theater's Mobile Unit Comedy of Errors Returns Beginning May 28 | Playbill

Off-Broadway News The Public Theater's Mobile Unit Comedy of Errors Returns Beginning May 28

The bilingual musical version of the Shakespeare play will bring free performances to all five boroughs.

Company of Mobile Unit’s The Comedy of Errors Peter Cooper

An encore tour of The Public Theater's Mobile Unit The Comedy of Errors begins May 28 and will continue through June 30 at venues across NYC. The production is part of the Off-Broadway company's free Shakespeare summer programming being offered while the Free Shakespeare in the Park series is on pause while Central Park's Delacorte Theater continues to undergo renovations through summer 2025. The tour will visit all five boroughs, with all performances offered for free.

This bilingual Comedy of Errors is conceived by director Rebecca Martinez and composer Julia Mesri.

The cast features Joél Acosta as Antipholus, Varín Ayala as Egeon and Pinch, Michael Castillejos as Solino and 2nd Merchant, Danaya Esperanza as Adriana, Keren Lugo as Luciana, Sara Ornelas as Troubadour, Gían Pérez as Dromio, Desireé Rodriguez as Courtesan and Emilia, and Glendaliris Torres-Greaux as Angelo. Musicians, led by music director Jacinta Clusellas, include Clusellas, Michael Castillejos, and Sara Ornelas, all playing guitar; and Raphael Torn on percussion. Rebecca Jimenez and Alan Mendez round out the company as understudies.

The production also features scenic design by Emmie Finckel, costume design by Lux Haac, sound design by Charles Coes and Tye Hunt Fitzgerald, prop management by Claire M. Kavanah, and fight direction by Sean Fletcher Griffin. Luisa Sánchez Colón serves as production stage manager, with Ariana Michel as stage manager.

The Public's summer Shakespeare programming also features screenings of filmed performances of past Free Shakespeare in the Park productions. Last summer's Hamlet, starring Ato Blankson-Wood, was recently broadcast via PBS' Great Performances. The title is also streaming for free throughout May via and the PBS app. Also available to stream in May and June are 2019's Much Ado About Nothing, 2021's Merry Wives, and 2022's Richard III.

That filmed performance of Much Ado About Nothing will get free outdoor screenings in all five boroughs, part of a partnership with NYC Parks and The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment's Movies Under the Stars program. Screenings are scheduled for June, July, and August.

For a full tour itinerary and free ticket information, visit

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