A Comedy of Error‘s prologue helps set up the ballet: In the 1970s, sun-starved Brits flock to Spain’s Costa del Sol, and as with many young women Dawn and Kimberley fall under the spell of the exotic locals, the result being a trip to the maternity ward nine months later, where the girls each give birth to twin baby boys.
Thirty-something years later Dawn and Kimberley, still young at heart, arrive for vacation on the Spanish island of Ibiza with their sons Anthony and Derek. Little do they know that their other sons, Tony and Del, twin brothers of Anthony and Derek, who were given up for adoption at birth, are also on the island. From there, the story takes flight!
“When you consider the magnitude of talent assembled for A Comedy of Errors, it becomes all too apparent that Sarasota has established itself as a leader in Florida’s performing arts,” says Joseph Volpe, Executive Director of The Sarasota Ballet.
“This collaboration of Bintley, Hindson, and Bird, all having developed international renown through the cultural impact of their works, is emblematic of a world-class production that bolsters our community’s artistic acclaim.
Coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic with a premiere of this caliber also attests to the robust support of our patrons as well as our corporate and institutional sponsors, without whom much of what The Sarasota Ballet produces would not be possible.”