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Student theatre at the University of Manitoba

Over 650 tickets were sold for the Department of English, Theatre, Film & Media's Theatre program's March production of The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare. Believed to be one of Shakespeare’s earliest plays, this comedy about separated family and mistaken identity was unforgettably poignant and hilarious.  

To make this production fresh for audiences, the action was set in a high fashion house of mirrors to highlight the play’s fascination with image and identity. The cast of twenty talented students brought to life a story where style is commodity, image is identity, and your reflection could take over your life. Congratulations to the students who produced all aspects of the play, both onstage and backstage.

That marks a successful season for the theatre program with more than 1,000 tickets sold over two mainstage productions plus the four student run free shows to complete the year’s events. Stay tuned for the Theatre program's upcoming mainstage productions in 2024-25: That Elusive Spark by Janet Munsil in fall 2024 and Our Country’s Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker, in winter 2025.