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After a pause due to the Omicron variant, Actors’ Shakespeare Project (ASP) continues its 18th season with a “reboot” of the regional premiere of The Bomb-itty of Errors. The production will be performed at The Charlestown Working Theatre (CWT) in Charlestown, MA. Performances run until June 26, 2022.
This will be ASP’s second return to live theatre following the Covid-19 pandemic shutdown in March of 2020. ASP is delighted to present its next show at its home base.
The Bomb-itty of Errors has been on ASP Artistic Director Chris Edwards’ list of shows to program since he arrived to helm the organization in 2017. Edwards has a deep relationship with the piece, having performed in it on tour as well as directed it in both New York and Las Vegas. “Growing up in the '80s,“ Edwards says, “I was a child of the hip-hop cultural movement. The art form was exciting and empowering. It gave me a creative outlet and helped me to express myself with passion. This play is a love letter to hip hop and an ode to Shakespeare. Using The Comedy of Errors as a framework, Bomb-itty takes that plotline, characters, and much of the language and “remixes” it. It’s a throwback to a time when hip-hop practitioners focused on 'moving the crowd' and bringing the community together for a celebration of life and a hope for a better future, no matter color, creed, or culture. We selected this title as part of this post-Covid season because we need a space to come together, laugh, and be joyful amidst the tumultuousness of the last two years. I have never worked on a show with such broad appeal as Bomb-itty, which is so important as we experience being together in a shared space again.”
For more information about the history and development of The Bomb-itty of Errors, visit:
www.bomb-itty.com and www.actorsshakespeareproject.org
Originally published in-print in Boston Compass Newspaper #147 June 2022
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