STANDISH — Schoolhouse Arts Center will present William Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” from Aug. 16-18. The play is one of the greatest of Shakespeare’s comedies, relying heavily on mix-ups and witty dialog. The characters include two sets of twins, Antipholus of Ephesus and Antipholus of Syracuse, and Dromio of Ephesus and Dromio of Syracuse.

Dromio of Ephesus is the slave of Antipholus of Ephesus, and Dromio of Syracuse is the slave of Antipholus of Syracuse.

Antipholus of Ephesus is unaware that he has a twin brother, Antipholus of Syracuse. And Dromio of Ephesus is unaware that he also has a twin brother, Dromio of Syracuse.

Farcical mix-ups occur when all the twins meet in Ephesus. The major themes of the play are reality, time, coincidence and love.

“The Comedy of Errors” is directed by Eileen Avery. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16 and Saturday, Aug. 17, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. Schoolhouse Arts Center is at 16 Richville Road. Call 207-642-3743 for reservations or buy tickets online at

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