THEATER: Steampunk ‘Comedy of Errors’ opens season at Vancouver’s Bard on the Beach

Vancouver B.C.’s Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival opens its 26th season with “The Comedy of Errors,” Thursday, June 4, through Sept. 26 on the main stage at the company’s traditional location at Vanier Park, 1100 Chestnut St.

The steampunk rendition of Shakespeare’s lively comedy is about two sets of long-lost twins who meet unexpectedly, creating hilarious confusion for their friends, loved ones, and themselves.

After a shipwreck that split his family apart many years ago, Egeon, a merchant from Syracuse, finds himself facing the death penalty for illegally being in the rival city of Ephesus. Duke Solinus, moved by Egeon’s story, suspends the death penalty for just one day to give him time to raise the money to pay a fine, setting the plot in motion.

Details: bardonthebeach.org.