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[caption id="attachment_13803" align="alignnone" width="1024"] [media-credit name="Woodward Shakespeare Festival" align="alignnone" width="1024"][/media-credit] The cast of the outdoors version of 'The Comedy of Errors.'[/caption] [edgtf_dropcaps type="normal" color="#aa1217" background_color=""]J[/edgtf_dropcaps]ust call it “The Comedy of Errors: The Inside Edition.” Actually, Woodward Shakespeare Festival is calling its limited-run production of the Shakespeare classic a “rain-check version.” That’s because of wet spring weather during the production’s original run at Woodward Park.


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Now it returns, this time indoors and air-conditioned. (Yay!) The original director, Ellicia Elliott, is from out-of-state, so Aaron Spjute stepped in to transition the show from outdoors to indoors. I asked him about the experience. Here he is in his own words:

His first look

I first saw this particular version of “The Comedy of Errors” the night the lightning halted the show halfway through. I loved what I had seen and was determined to see it again to see "the rest of the show." I saw it the night before it was supposed to close (and as it turned out, due to rain the closing night, I saw the final show).