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May 18, 2009

MAY 18: Shakespeare Festival/LA 2009 Simply Shakespeare "The Comedy of Errors" Stars Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks, Musical Guest Alanis Morissette & More

Shakespeare Festival/LA Presents 2009 Edition of Simply Shakespeare with "The Comedy of Errors," Featuring All-Star Cast at the Geffen

Featured Event Listing by Don Rose

Shakespeare Festival/LA (SF/LA) presents the 2009 Simply Shakespeare adaptation of “The Comedy of Errors” under the direction of Ben Donenberg, Founding Artistic Director, SF/LA. Every spring, some of today's finest actors donate their time to participate in a staged reading of a Shakespearean comedy. As of this writing, the 2009 reading of “The Comedy of Errors” is set to star Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks, Kelsey Grammar, Christina Applegate, Martin Short, Shirley Jones, Peter Graves, Arte Johnson and Eugene Levy!

Co-chaired by Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks, this annual tradition raises awareness and funds in support of much needed programs. It would indeed be an error not to attend "The Comedy of Errors." Plus, as if you needed another reason to go, there will be a very special musical performer: Alanis Morissette!

If you love Shakespeare, comedy, readings, SCTV, Alanis, or just have a hankering for Hanks, you should attend. And if you don't: well, there may be something wrong with you (and going to this stellar event may cure it!).

Shakespeare Festival/LA presents 2009 Simply Shakespeare “The Comedy of Errors” May 18 at 7:30pm. Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., Westwood Village, Los Angeles CA 90024. Actors scheduled to participate: Christina Applegate, Kelsey Grammer, Peter Graves, Tom Hanks, Arte Johnson, Shirley Jones, Eugene Levy, Martin Short, and Rita Wilson with musical guest Alanis Morissette. For tickets, please contact Danielle Doll at Levy Pazanti Associates at (310) 201-5033. Parking in nearby lots, or street parking at meters (free after 8pm). Event Website. NEWS FLASH! Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, two tickets can be purchased for the price of one! To benefit from this kind offer, please call Danielle at (310) 201-5033 today.