Mixed and mismatched

By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 18, 2009

Most of the performances are far from professional, so our inducement is the comedy itself. In the main crowd-pleasing success, the roles of the hapless servants, the twin Dromios, are wonderful opportunities for displaying antic exasperation, and Ed Nason and Rudy Cabrera both run their characters hilariously ragged. Nason's description of the repulsive Nell, whom Cabrera drools over, has her nose "embellished with rubies, carbuncles, sapphires, declining in their rich aspect to the hot breath of Spain" — so you can see the sort of opportunities Shakespeare gave them.

You can't beat the price with free Shakespeare In the Park. Bring a picnic basket and it will be a nourishing experience as well.

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