Adaptor 1 Hinton, Peter
Date of First Production March 2nd – 28th 2010
Title Comedy of Errors
Director Peter Hinton
Place of First Production National Arts Centre, Ottawa
Production Company Centaur Theatre
Technical Design/Direction
Set and Costume Design: Eo Sharp
Lighting Design: Robert Thomson
Sound Design: Troy Thomson
Stage Manager: Stefanie Seguin
Assistant Stage Manager: Todd Bricker
Andreas Apergis
Clare Coulter
Danielle Desormeaux
Braulio Elicer
Marcel Jeannin
Dera Kirshenbaum
Stephen Lawson
Danette Mckay
Adrienne Mei Irving
Albert Millaire
Leni Parker
Paul Rainville
Year Play Written 2010
Adaptor 1 Biography Peter has been the Artistic Director of English Theatre at Canada's National Arts Centre since 2005. For the NAC he has directed Allen Cole's The Wrong Son, Gloria Montero's Frida K., Marie Clements' Copper Thunderbird (co-production with Urban Ink Productions), Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth (co-production with Citadel Theatre) and The Comedy of Errors (co-production with Centaur Theatre), William Congreve's The Way of the World, Sam Shepard's Buried Child and Selma Lagerlöf's The Changeling translated by Sylvia Söderlind, Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and her Children (co-production with Manitoba Theatre Centre), Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and Michel Tremblay's Saint Carmen of The Main translated by Linda Gaboriau (co-production with Canadian Stage). In 2008, he was awarded the Audrey Ashley Award for outstanding contribution to Ottawa theatre by the Capital Critics Circle. In September 2007, Mr. Hinton welcomed to the NAC Britain's Royal Shakespeare Company, with whom the NAC English Theatre partnered to produce the world premiere of Margaret Atwood's stage adaptation of her novel, The Penelopiad. This collaboration marked the first partnership between the Royal Shakespeare Company and a Canadian theatre company.

Before coming to the National Arts Centre, Peter was an associate artist at The Stratford Shakespeare Festival for seven seasons, directing The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare's Universe, The Odyssey, Fanny Kemble, The Duchess of Malfi, Into the Woods, and all three parts of his own verse trilogy entitled The Swanne. Peter was the Dramaturg in Residence at Playwrights Workshop Montreal for five years and has been Associate Artistic Director at both The Canadian Stage and Theatre Passe Muraille in Toronto. On December 30, 2009, Peter Hinton was named an Officer of the Order of Canada.
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Synopsis Inspired by Montreal’s crazed summer festival season, this modern look at one of Shakespeare’s earliest romantic comedies tells the story of a family divided by business and brought together again by love. Two sets of identical twins, after 33 years apart, find themselves in the bustling city of Ephesus, where deals are made and fortune lurks behind every corner. Mistaken identities, infidelity, wrongful beatings, and even demonic possession all fly in the face of a family utterly lost, who, in this comedy of accidents, gain a richer understanding of who they truly are.
Adaptation of The Comedy of Errors
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