American Coast Theater Company Presents
the World Premiere, Comedy of <<ERROR>>
Costa Mesa, CA, May 18, 2015 – Vanguard University’s professional theatre company in residence, the American Coast Theater Company presents the world premiere production of, Comedy of <<ERROR>>. The production is presented in the Lyceum Theater on the Vanguard University campus, beginning May 29, 2015 and running three weekends through June 14, 2015.
The playwright, Rene Scheys, is a VU alumnus, and is eager to share his contemporary comic farce with the loyal ACTC audiences. Scheys says, “I found inspiration for this show when thinking about first dates and the influence the internet has had on romance. It’s interesting to consider how on first dates we project a version of ourselves that reflects our interests rather than our truest identities. The same could be said about social media and dating websites, and there is so much humor in the way we try to reconcile that disparity!”
As the story goes: Charles is a struggling web-developer who runs his own online dating website. He’d like nothing more than to quit his day job, focus on the website full time, and ask his girlfriend of four years to marry him, but there’s only one problem: the website is a failing business. When Charles’ best (and one of his last) clients threatens to cancel his subscription to the site due to a lack of results, Charles enlists the help of his best friend to make a last-ditch effort to keep his client and save his company through hilariously deceptive means. This charming romantic comedy entertainingly explores the nature of modern love in the digital age.
The Comedy of <<ERROR>> directors, married couple James and Christi McHale, add, “This play comically explores the disparity between the profiles we portray online versus our identity in real life. What happens when people intentionally manipulate those profiles? What happens when those edited identities end up on a date? Comedy of <<ERROR>> explores one man’s struggle to keep his personal romance alive in the real world while managing the love lives of people that exist online, and what can go wrong when best intentions and online manipulations collide with ‘real life’.”
This production is suitable for teens and older. All performances are presented on the campus of Vanguard University, in the Lyceum Theater. Ticket prices are $14 for general admission and $12 for seniors, college students and groups. Tickets may be purchased at www.actctickets.com or by calling the Theatre Department box office at 714-668-6145.
Performance dates and times are May 29, 30, June 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 8:00 pm; May 31, June 7 and 14 at 2:00 pm.