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GO PUBLIC! Mobile Unit's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS

GO PUBLIC! MOBILE UNIT'S THE COMEDY OF ERRORS

Mobile Unit's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
Tour across all five boroughs / De gira por los cinco distritos May 28 – June 30, 2024 90 minutes / 90 minutos

Mobile Unit's
Bilingual Musical Adaptation of 
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS 
By William Shakespeare 
Adaptation by Rebecca Martínez  and Julián Mesri 
Music, Music Direction, and Spanish Translations by Julián Mesri 
Lyrics by Julián Mesri and Rebecca Martínez 
Directed and Choreographed by Rebecca Martínez 

Mobile Unit's
LA COMEDIA DE ERRORES
De William Shakespeare
Adaptación de Rebecca Martínez y Julián Mesri
Música, dirección musical y traducción al español de Julián Mesri
Letra de Julián Mesri y Rebecca Martínez
Dirección y coreografía de Rebecca Martínez

THE COMEDY OF ERRORSwill be performed in English and Spanish at outdoor sites in collaboration with The New York Public Library and Bryant Park and as part of the “Backyard at Hudson Yards presented by Wells Fargo” series at Hudson Yards. The Mobile Unit will also perform in public plazas and parks across the five boroughs in partnership with NYC Parks as well as other key Public Theater partners, including St. John the Divine. Performances begin Tuesday, May 28, and continue through Sunday, June 30as part of The Public’s commitment to bringing free theater to all and deepening its engagement with communities around NYC. 

Conceived by director Rebecca Martínez and composer Julián Mesri, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS adaptation embraces contemporary music styles from Latin America in a tale of separation and reunion. Featuring live actor-musicians, this modern musical adaptation brings a vibrant energy to an age-old tale of two sets of twins separated by stormy seas as they overcome a baffling case of mistaken identity—and the mayhem and hilarious confusion that follows.

Access THE COMEDY OF ERRORS Program here.

LA COMEDIA DE ERRORES (THE COMEDY OF ERRORS) se presentará en inglés y español en sitios al aire libre en colaboración con la New York Public Library y Bryant Park y como parte de la serie “Backyard at Hudson Yards presentada por Wells Fargo” en Hudson Yards. Mobile Unit también aparecerá en plazas y parques públicos de los cinco distritos en asociación con NYC Parks y otros socios de The Public, incluyendo St. John the Divine. La gira comienza el martes 28 de mayo y continúa hasta el domingo 30 de junio como parte del compromiso de The Public de llevar el teatro gratuito a todos y profundizar su compromiso con las comunidades de toda la ciudad de Nueva York.

Concebida por la directora Rebecca Martínez y el compositor Julián Mesri, la adaptación de LA COMEDIA DE LOS ERRORES (THE COMEDY OF ERRORS) adopta estilos musicales contemporáneos de Latinoamérica en una historia de separación y reencuentro. Con actores y músicos en vivo, esta adaptación musical moderna aporta una energía vibrante a una historia antigua de dos pares de gemelos separados por mares tormentosos mientras superan un desconcertante caso de identidad equivocada, y el caos y la hilarante confusión que eso conlleva.

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Free Theater. All Are Welcome.

Join us!

All performances take place outdoors. Chair seating is available at all locations, but seating is limited, and general admission is on a first-come, first-served basis, and is not guaranteed. There is no ticket distribution, and a reservation is not required. By clicking “Register To Receive More Information” and indicating your performance date, we will send you a performance reminder, detailed instructions on how to get to the location, and exciting content about the show! Let us know you are coming.

Todas las presentaciónes se realizan al aire libre y todos son bienvenidos.

Hay asientos disponibles en todas las ubicaciones, pero el cupo es limitado y la entrada general se otorga por orden de llegada y no está garantizada. No hay distribución de boletos y no se requiere reserve. Pero si nos dice con un clic "Register for More Information" y su interés en la presentación deseada, nos permitirá enviarle un recordatorio de la presentación, instrucciones detalladas sobre cómo llegar al sitio de la presentación, y más! Déjanos saber si vendrás.

Mobile Unit Tour Schedule

MOBILE UNIT TOUR SCHEDULE:

  • May 28 - June 2: The New York Public Library at Bryant Park (Manhattan); enter at 5th Ave and 40th Street, just south of the main entrance of the NYPL - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    • Please note, Partner seating is limited on May 29
  • June 4: Wolfe's Pond at 420 Cornelia Ave (Staten Island)
  • June 5: J. Hood Wright Park at 351 Fort Washington Ave (Manhattan)
  • June 6 - June 9, June 13 - June 14, June 20 - June 21: Hudson Yards at Public Square & Gardens (Manhattan)
    • Please note, Partner seating is limited on June 20
  • June 11: Roy Wilkins at Baisley Blvd (Queens)
  • June 12, June 15: A.R.R.O.W Field House at 35-30 35th St (Queens)
  • June 16, June 30: Cathedral at St. John the Divine at 1047 Amsterdam Ave (Manhattan)
  • June 18: Sunset Park at 44th & 6th Ave (Brooklyn)
  • June 19: Travers Park at 78th St & 34th Ave (Queens)
  • June 22: Maria Hernandez Park at Irving Ave & Suydam St (Brooklyn)
  • June 23: Astor Place at Lafayette St and East 8th St (Manhattan)
  • June 25 - June 26: Gil Scott-Heron Amphitheater in St. Mary's Park (Bronx)
  • June 27 - June 29: Prospect Park at The Peninsula, Well House Dr (Brooklyn)

Learn more about each venue and the entrances here, and navigate the Google Maps with locations marked here. Lost once you arrive? Find one of our incredible Front of House team members, wearing neon green shirts or blue baseball hats

Calendar Icons

Each date indicates with an icon which borough we'll be on tour:

  • 2425Public_icons_V1_150sq_brookl.png is Brooklyn
  • image5xxo.png is the Bronx
  • 2425Public_icons_V1_150sq_manh.png is Manhattan
  • image72bis.png is Staten Island
  • 2425Public_icons_V1_150sq_queens.png is Queens
Accessible Performances
  • Saturday, June 8 at 6:30PM: Open Caption Performance
  • Friday, June 21 at 6:30PM: Open Caption Performance


Learn more about Accessibility Services for People with Disabilities. If you have additional questions, need assistance or an accommodation, please feel free to speak to a member of our staff at any point during your visit or contact us at [email protected].

Partners and Young Partners Seating

Seats for all performances are free, general admission, and non-ticketed. Young Partners at the Shiva level and above and all Partners will have access to a special seating section (subject to availability) at performance tour stops. There is a four (4) guest limit.

Please note, Partner seating is limited on May 28, May 29, June 14, June 16, June 23, and June 30. 

Please note, Partner reserved seating is not available for June 13, June 19, and June 20. 

To access the Partners seating section, stop by the welcome table, and present your GoPublic! Members Pass and receive a wristband to access the seats.

GO PUBLIC! Map and Locations

Check out the Google Map for all the locations around New York City this summer! Join us:

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Join In Today

Join in as a Troy Supporter Plus with a gift of $300 or more. You'll gain access to reserved areas at select free outdoor screenings, plus more benefits throughout the summer. However, the greatest benefit is knowing that you're supporting access to Free Shakespeare for all New Yorkers, both in their communities and homes. Join today!

Revitalizing The Delacorte

The Public, in partnership with Central Park Conservancy and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, has embarked on a much-needed revitalization of the 62-year-old Delacorte Theater in Central Park. The plan will dramatically improve the home of Free Shakespeare in the Park, addressing critical infrastructure, accessibility, and theatrical needs. Renovations are underway and while the theater is closed, don’t miss Go Public! A Festival of Free Shakespeare in the Park taking place all over NYC this summer. We look forward to the revitalized Delacorte’s premiere in the summer of 2025. Learn more. 

Sign up to stay up to date with the latest news on the revitalization and learn about opportunities to support.



MORE INFORMATION.

  • Find the answers to frequently asked questions here.
  • Review each venue's walking directions and closest transit here.
  • Attending a Mobile Unit tour performance is an outdoor adventure, and it is always best to be prepared for inclement weather. Read through the Mobile Unit Inclement Weather Policy here.
  • Access THE COMEDY OF ERRORS Program here. Review the character map for a sneak peek of all the hilarious confusion!
  • Dive deeper with these fun activity sheets, for ages 7–107:

Artists.

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Joél Acosta

Antipholus

JOÉL ACOSTA (Antipholus). Public debut. Off-Broadway: Gatsby Immersive (Jay Gatsby), Aloha Boricua!Route 66, Richard II (Shakespeare’s Globe), Henry IV Parts 1+2. TV: TFTBA, FBI: Most Wanted. Education: BFA Acting, Mason Gross School of The Arts. Many thanks to Katie & Violet at PMA, and Abby at Bohemia. Endless love to his family: Paqui, Ariana, Judell, Frank and his incredibly resilient Mother, Amarily. @joelacostagram #patriayvida

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Varín Ayala

Egeon/Pinch

VARÍN AYALA he/him (Egeon/Pinch). The Public: The Comedy of Errors. Selected credits: Off-Broadway: The Merchant of Venice, The Taming of the Shrew (TFANA); La Canción (Repertorio Español). Regional: The Merchant of Venice (STC); The Motherfucker with the Hat (TheaterWorks); Ropes, Pinkolandia (Two River Theater); TV: “Younger,” “Lie to Me.” Training: The Actors Center Conservatory, The Public’s The Shakespeare Lab, Groundlings. Para mami y especialmente para papi; sé que estás conmigo. Instagram: @therealvarinayala

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Michael Castillejos

Solino/2nd Merchant/Guitar

MICHAEL CASTILLEJOS (Solina/2nd Merchant/Guitar) is an actor, musician, and on-camera host who has collaborated with artists across a variety of media. Broadway: Take Me Out. NYC/Regional: Artificial Flavors (The Civilians), LaMama Cantata (La MaMa ETC), Gentlemen Volunteers (Pig Iron), Son of a Gun (Theatre Row), SMILE (Arclight), Dust Can’t Kill Me (NYMF/NYMF Award), Careless Love (ART). TV: “FBI: Most Wanted,” “Be-Loved,” “On Broadway,” “American Masters,” “Law & Order: Organized Crime,” “New Amsterdam,” “Bull,” “Ghost,” “Orange Is the New Black,” “Crashing.”

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Danaya Esperanza

Adriana

DANAYA ESPERANZA (Adriana). Off-Broadway: for colored girls…, The Tempest, Twelfth Night (The Public); Buena Vista Social Club (Atlantic); Misanthrope (Molière in the Park); Merchant of Venice (TFANA/STC); Bayano (NBT); Play On! Shakespeare (CSC/OSF); Breitwisch Farm (Esperance); Mary Jane, Othello (NYTW); Men on Boats (Playwrights Horizons/Clubbed Thumb); Washeteria (Soho Rep); Our Lady of Kibeho (Signature). Regional: The Bleeding Class (Chautauqua); Midsummer (Folger); Alma (DCPA); Annie Salem (NYSAF); Joe Turner Vino y Se Fue (Seattle Rep); Romeo and Juliet (STC); Protect the Beautiful Place (McCarter); Another Word for Beauty (Goodman). TV: “The Blacklist,” “Elementary.” Training: Juilliard.

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Rebecca Jimenez

Understudy

REBECCA JIMENEZ (Understudy Adriana/Luciana/Emilia/Courtesan). Off-Broadway: Our Dear Dead Drug Lord (2nd Stage/WP)NY Theater: Superstitions (New Ohio), The Sketchy Eastern European Show (The Players Theatre). She has also worked with New York Theatre Workshop, Roundabout Theater Company, Page73, Playwrights Horizons, Ojai, and others. In Fall 2023, she had her playwriting debut with (and starred in) Las Yumas at The Players Theatre. BFA graduate from SUNY Purchase. For abuelo Omar.

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Keren Lugo

Luciana

KEREN LUGO she/her (Luciana). The Public: Privacy, Romeo y Julieta (radio play). Off-Broadway: Stargazers (Page 73); At the Wedding (LCT3); Actually, We’re F*cked (Cherry Lane); Two Mile Hollow (WP Theater). Regional: GirlsScenes From Court Life (Yale Rep); Water by The Spoonful (Mark Taper Forum); Men on Boats (Baltimore Center Stage); Women of Padilla (Two River Theater); Henry V, Our Town (Chautauqua Theater Festival). TV: “New Amsterdam,” “Orange is the New Black,” “The Americans.” Education: MFA NYU Graduate Acting.

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Alan Mendez

Understudy

ALAN MENDEZ (Understudy) is thrilled to return to The Public Theater and rejoin the Mobile Unit’s Comedy of Errors team. Additional Public credits: Socrates. Regional credits: It Happened in Key West (Fulton Theatre), Bandstand (Playhouse on Park), Bandstand (Phoenix Theatre Company), Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 (Hangar Theatre), Evita (Fulton Theatre), and Once (Mason Street Warehouse). Mendez is a multi-instrumentalist, and bandleader/co-founder of the Shubert Alley Cats. Muhlenberg College (B.A., Theatre & B.S., Physics). @alan.r.mendez @shubertalleycats

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Sara Ornelas

Troubadour/Guitar

SARA ORNELAS (Troubadour/Guitar) was born and raised in Texas and wears her Mexican roots proudly. As a child, she sang at every opportunity at church and usually played Satan. Favorite credits include: Maria in West Side Story, Boli in American Mariachi, and Jose in Las Desaparecidas. She’d like to thank her corazón de melón for the apollo, and is so excited to be back on The Public stage again! IG: @Saravornelas

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Gían Pérez

Dromio

GÍAN PÉREZ he/him (Dromio). Off-Broadway: Comedy of Errors (The Public Theatre), Sing Street (NYTW). Regional: Sing Street (Huntington Theatre), Next to Normal (Westport Country Playhouse). TV: “East New York” (CBS). As a musician, Pérez has played at venues like The Stone, Joe’s Pub, Downtown Music Gallery, among others. Mami, Papi, Nani, y Nina, los amo con todo mi ser. Zero gravity!

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Desireé Rodriguez

Courtesan/Emilia

DESIREÉ RODRIGUEZ (Emilia/Courtesan). Off-Broadway: Titanique, Tricks the Devil Taught Me. Regional: Kiss My Aztec! (Berkeley Rep/La Jolla Playhouse/Hartford Stage), Barrio Grrrl! (Kennedy Center). Film: Testament, The Sun Is Also a Star, Black Nativity. TV: “FBI,” “New Amsterdam,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Orange is the New Black,” “Madam Secretary,” “The Village.” Best roles to date: Wife to Josh and Mama to Mateo. @msdesrod

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Glendaliris Torres-Greaux

Angelo

GLENDALIRIS TORRES-GREAUX she/her (Angelo) is excited to make her Public Theater debut! Born and raised in Puerto Rico and a Houston, Texas native. Credits: On Your Feet! National Tour (Ensemble/Gloria Fajardo understudy), On Your Feet! Puerto Rico (Ensemble/Rebecca). Education Apprentice TUTS ‘23. BFA SHSU ‘23. Much love to her family, BLOC, and The Public Theater! 

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Jacinta Clusellas

Music Director/Guitar

JACINTA CLUSELLAS (Music Director/Guitar) is a composer from Buenos Aires. Selected work: AZUL the musical (Jonathan Larson Grant, Goodspeed, NMTC at O'Neill Theatre Center, NAMT), A Donde Llega el Silencio (West One Music, Netflix), AZUL EP (New Music USA, NYC Women’s Fund, Playbill Songwriter Series). Selected performances: SIX (Broadway), Lin-Manuel Miranda's Coco concert, SXSW, Lincoln Center. Teaching Artist at New York Philharmonic and at the American Composers Orchestra; former professor at Berklee. Upcoming: new musical commissioned by the Goodman. jacintaclusellasmusic.com

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Raphael Torn

Percussion/Percussion Arrangements

RAPHAEL TORN (Percussion) is a nice Jewish man-boy trying to make his momma proud. Credits as percussionist include Disney’s The Lion King, Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza, and various Broadway productions. Torn also composed original music and served as Musical Director for Tropical Secrets in Charlotte, NC.

Creative.

William Shakespeare
Playwright
Rebecca Martínez
Director, Choreographer, Adapter, Lyrics
Julián Mesri
Music & Lyrics, Music Director, Adapter, Spanish Translations
Emmie Finckel
Scenic Design
Lux Haac
Costume Design
Charles Coes
Sound Design
Tye Hunt Fitzgerald
Sound Design
Claire M. Kavanah
Prop Manager
Sean Fletcher Griffin
Fight Direction
Luisa Sánchez Colón
Production Stage Manager
Ariana Michel
Stage Manager

Partner Venues.

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Cathedral of St. John The Divine

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Hudson Yards

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NYC Parks

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Prospect Park Alliance

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Village Alliance

Press.

Public Theater Takes Shakespeare in the Park Out on the Town

The New York Times

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10 good bets for theater to see this summer, including an immersive ‘Cats’

The Washington Post

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A bilingual ‘Comedy of Errors’ comes to Queens

Queens Chronicle

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Nine things to do in New York City this June that are (mostly) free and (mostly) cool

Gothamist

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MEDIA.

MOBILE UNIT'S THE COMEDY OF ERRORS In Rehearsal | The Public Theater

SPONSORS.

The Mobile Unit is made possible by leadership support from the Abrams Foundation and The Tow Foundation. Generous support for The Mobile Unit is provided by Gina Maria Leonetti, The McLaughlin Children’s Trust, and an anonymous donor.