The Boys From Syracuse

Played at the Shakespeare Theatre Company

Music: Richard Rodgers
Lyrics:  Lorenz Hart, Book: George Abbott
Adaptation: David Ives

Set Designer: James Noone
Costume Designer: Tracy Christensen
Lighting Designer:  Nancy Shertler
Sound Designer:  David Budries

Music Director:  George Fulginiti-Shakar
Choreographer:  Karma Camp

Cast:  Alexander Gemignani, Leslie Kritzer, Anastasia Barzee, Betsy Wolfe, Nehal Joshi, John Horton, Michael Nansel, Tim Rogan, Anderson Davis, Ben Davis, Adam Heller, Michael McGrath, Thomas Adrian Simpson, Matt Perason, Helen Carey, Benjamin Horen, Erica Hamilton, Catherine LeFrere, Crystal Mosser, Rachael Nelson, DeMoya Watson


Reviews

It was, however, in a luscious rendition of “This Can’t Be Love,” sung by Anderson Davis and Wolfe, as Adriana’s sister Luciana, that the evening struck a most enchanting chord. Those two kids are going places. And maybe, just maybe, with this kind of consistency in casting and musicianship, the company’s tuneful ambitions will continue to be Shakespeare-compatible.
— Peter Marks, The Washington Post
The show is all a lighthearted, big bubble of fun. Even the policemen and hookers get to croon and spoon innocently in a morning after a “Ladies of the Evening” number. Indeed, it’s a vaudevillian pie.
— Susan Galbraith, D.C. Theatre Scene
Director Alan Paul and Choreographer Karma Camp have put together an enjoyable production, which moves along at a brisk pace.
— Elliot Lanes, Maryland Theatre Guide

Leslie Kritzer as Luce (center) with Ensemble members DeMoya Watson, Rachael Nelson, Erica Hamilton and Catherine LeFrere in the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of The Boys from Syracuse, directed by Alan Paul. Photo by Scott Suchman.

Leslie Kritzer as Luce (center) with Ensemble members DeMoya Watson, Rachael Nelson, Erica Hamilton and Catherine LeFrere in the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of The Boys from Syracuse, directed by Alan Paul. Photo by Scott Suchman.

Adam Heller as Dromio of Syracuse, Anderson Davis as Antipholus of Syracuse and Nehal Joshi as Merchant of Syracuse in the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of The Boys from Syracuse, directed by Alan Paul. Photo by Scott Suchman.

Adam Heller as Dromio of Syracuse, Anderson Davis as Antipholus of Syracuse and Nehal Joshi as Merchant of Syracuse in the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of The Boys from Syracuse, directed by Alan Paul. Photo by Scott Suchman.

Leslie Kritzer as Luce and Michael McGrath as Dromio of Ephesus in the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of The Boys from Syracuse, directed by Alan Paul. Photo by Scott Suchman.

Leslie Kritzer as Luce and Michael McGrath as Dromio of Ephesus in the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of The Boys from Syracuse, directed by Alan Paul. Photo by Scott Suchman.

Natascia Diaz as Courtesan and Ben Davis as Antipholus of Ephesus in the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of The Boys from Syracuse, directed by Alan Paul. Photo by Scott Suchman.

Natascia Diaz as Courtesan and Ben Davis as Antipholus of Ephesus in the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of The Boys from Syracuse, directed by Alan Paul. Photo by Scott Suchman.

Ben Davis as Antipholus of Ephesus and Alexander Gemignani as Police Sergeant in the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of The Boys from Syracuse, directed by Alan Paul. Photo by Scott Suchman.

Ben Davis as Antipholus of Ephesus and Alexander Gemignani as Police Sergeant in the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of The Boys from Syracuse, directed by Alan Paul. Photo by Scott Suchman.

Michael McGrath as Dromio of Ephesus and Adam Heller as Dromio of Syracuse in the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of The Boys from Syracuse, directed by Alan Paul. Photo by Scott Suchman

Michael McGrath as Dromio of Ephesus and Adam Heller as Dromio of Syracuse in the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of The Boys from Syracuse, directed by Alan Paul. Photo by Scott Suchman

Leslie Kritzer as Luce, Betsy Wolfe as Luciana and Anastasia Barzee as Adriana in the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of The Boys from Syracuse, directed by Alan Paul. Photo by Scott Suchman

Leslie Kritzer as Luce, Betsy Wolfe as Luciana and Anastasia Barzee as Adriana in the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of The Boys from Syracuse, directed by Alan Paul. Photo by Scott Suchman