2hr. 30min. (1 intermission)
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
The Boys From Syracuse, with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Lorenz Hart, and a book by George Abbot, is based on Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors. The score includes swing and other contemporary rhythms of the 1930s. The musical revolves around the escapades and romantic mix-ups of the long-separated identical twins Antipholus of Ephesus and Antipholus of Syracuse, whose servants, two Dromios, are also long-separated identical twins. Complications arise when the wives of the Ephesians, Adriana and her servant Luce, mistake the two strangers for their husband. The couples eventually get the situation resolved after Adriana's sister Luciana and the Syracusan Antipholus fall in love.