Lean & Hungry Theater Presents "The Comedy of Errors"

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Lean & Hungry Theater Announces “The Comedy of Errors”Audio Theater Company Returns to Shakespeare with a New One-Hour Adaption for the Radio, Airing Live on WAMU 88.5 FM on June 22, 2014

Two sets of twins separated at birth embroil a community in a series of hijinks in order to reunite in Lean & Hungry Theater’s latest radio adaption. Set in the wild, wild west, Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” features a shipwreck, mistaken identities, and a family reunion thirty years in the making.

“The Comedy of Errors” is Lean & Hungry’s return to Shakespeare after successfully venturing out of Elizabethan drama and into Colonial New England with Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter. Lean & Hungry is the Washington-based professional theater company that performs radio drama adaptations of Shakespearean and other classics.

Directed by Megan Behm and adapted for the airwaves by Lean & Hungry’s resident dramaturg, Isabel Smith-Bernstein, the one-hour radio adaptation of William Shakespeare’s classic will be broadcast LIVE at 6 p.m. on June 22 from American University’s amphitheater. Ben Model, one of the country’s leading silent film accompanists, will perform live improvised music during the show. Tickets are $15 and children 12 years old and younger are admitted free. Tickets will go on sale May 5th at leanandhungrytheater.org. Audience members at home can listen to the LIVE broadcast on WAMU 88.5.

Families are invited to arrive an hour early to picnic and take part in pre-show entertainment provided by Carbone Entertainment. Activities are appropriate for children of all ages. More information on Carbone Entertainment can be found at carboneentertainment.com.

About Lean & Hungry Theater:
Lean & Hungry Theatre strives to make entertaining, 1-hour, audio versions of English Literature Classics, based on national school reading lists. These productions are accessible, fast-paced, high-quality performances for distribution via radio broadcast, mp3 download, and for use in classrooms with custom study guides and curricula. It strives to support education using technology and high artistic standards, creating new ways for students to learn. It is endorsed by the National Federation of The Blind and is broadcast on public radio in eight states. Learn more at LeanAndHungryTheater.org.

WAMU 88.5 is the leading radio station in the Washington, D.C. region and prides itself on promoting civil discourse and being the trusted voice of radio. WAMU provides a wide range of original programs including the Diane Rehm Show and the Kojo Nnamdi Show as well as NPR programs. A public radio station, WAMU focuses on news, information, arts and culture. The station is a proud partner with Lean & Hungry Theater. More information is available at wamu.org.

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