Director Barbara Gaines transports Shakespeare to the golden age of film as an eccentric group of stage and screen actors gather on the fictional English movie set of Shepperton Studios in the midst of the London blitz to film The Comedy of Errors. (Shepperton Studios scenes written by Ron West.)
Backstage antics abound as the onstage story of Antipholus and his servant Dromio unfolds. Mistaken identities make for hilarious complications as the two men search for their identical twins lost since infancy. In the end, chaos gives way to clarity and one long, baffling day on the set makes for a short, bewitching--and joyous--visit to the theater.