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Mobile Unit: The Comedy of Errors


0:01 / 0:30 Mobile Unit's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS | The Public Theater
The Shiva Mobile Tour: May 2-May 21; Performances at The Public: May 25-June 11 90 minutes / 90 minutos; On tour in all five boroughs and at The Public

Adaptation by Rebecca Martínez and Julián Mesri
Music, Music Direction, and Spanish Translations by Julián Mesri
Lyrics by Julián Mesri and Rebecca Martínez
Directed and Choreographed by Rebecca Martínez

Adaptación de Rebecca Martínez y Julián Mesri
Música, dirección musical y traducción al español de Julián Mesri
Letra de Julián Mesri y Rebecca Martínez
Dirección y coreografía de Rebecca Martínez

Mobile Unit embarks on a new tour with a musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s THE COMEDY OF ERRORS. Conceived by director Rebecca Martínez and composer Julián Mesri, a member of The Public’s 2022-23 Emerging Writers Group, this new adaptation rigorously embraces music from all over Latin America in this tale of separation and joyous reunion. With songs in English and Spanish, this new musical adaptation brings an energetic vibe to this age-old tale of two sets of twins separated by stormy seas as they overcome a baffling case of mistaken identity—and the mayhem and hilarious confusion that follows. 

In partnership with NYC Parks Arts, Culture & Fun and Department of Transportation, as well as other key Mobile Unit partners, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS will pop up both outside and indoors at public plazas, parks, and community centers across the five boroughs from Tuesday, May 2 through Sunday, May 21 as part of The Public’s commitment to bringing free theater to all and deepening its engagement with communities around NYC. Following the tour to the five boroughs, a free engagement of THE COMEDY OF ERRORS will run in The Public’s Shiva Theater from Thursday, May 25 through Sunday, June 11.

De gira por los cinco distritos y en The Public
Gira móvil: Del 2 al 21 de mayo; Funciones en The Public: Del 25 de mayo al 11 de junio

Mobile Unit comienza una nueva gira con una adaptación musical de LA COMEDIA DE ERRORES (THE COMEDY OF ERRORS) de Shakespeare. Esta nueva adaptación, creada por la directora Rebecca Martínez y el compositor Julián Mesri, miembro de The Public’s 2022-23 Emerging Writers Group, adopta minuciosamente música de todas partes de Latinoamérica en esta historia de separación y alegre reencuentro. Esta nueva adaptación musical, con canciones en inglés y español, aporta gran energía a esta antigua historia de dos pares de gemelos separados por mares tormentosos que superan un desconcertante caso de identidad equivocada, y el caos y la hilarante confusión que eso conlleva. 

En colaboración con NYC Parks Arts, Culture & Fun y Department of Transportation, y con otros colaboradores clave de Mobile Unit, LA COMEDIA DE ERRORES se presentará en espacios cerrados y al aire libre en plazas públicas, parques y centros comunitarios de los cinco distritos desde el martes, 2 de mayo hasta el domingo, 21 de mayo, como parte del compromiso de The Public de ofrecer teatro gratuito para todos y profundizar su compromiso con las comunidades de la ciudad de Nueva York. Después de la gira por los cinco distritos, LA COMEDIA DE ERRORES se presentará gratis del The Public’s Shiva Theater jueves, 25 de mayo al domingo, 11 de junio.


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Join us on tour to all five boroughs and see you at The Shiva at Astor Place.
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In keeping with guidance from the city, state, and federal officials, proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is no longer required for access to The Public’s facility, theaters, and the restaurant.

The use of a face mask is strongly encouraged at all performances, but a mask is now only required at all Tuesday evening and Saturday and Sunday matinee performances, as well as Joseph Papp Free Performances.

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Community Performances

The following dates are the Community Nights planned for this production. Please check back at a later date for more information on how to access the performance.

Latiné Community Night. We invite anyone who self-identifies as Latiné to attend this performance in community. 

  • Friday, June 2
Accessible Performance Dates
  • Open Caption performance Saturday, June 3, 2PM

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Borough Tour Schedule

Join us on Tour through all five boroughs! Check the calendar for more information on time and locations!

  • May 2, 3:30pm – The General Theological Seminary (Manhattan)
  • May 3, 12:00pm – Brownsville Recreation Center (Brooklyn)
  • May 4, 4:00pm – Roy Wilkins Recreation Center (Queens)
  • May 5, 3:00pm – School of Mathematics, Science and Technology Through the Arts (Bronx)
  • May 6, 1:00pm – Faber Park (Staten Island)
  • May 7, 1:00pm – Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (Bronx)
  • May 9, 5:00pm – The LGBT Community Center (Manhattan)
  • May 12, 5:00pm – Herbert Von King Center (Brooklyn)
  • May 13, 3:00pm – Marcus Garvey Park (Manhattan)
  • May 16, 4:00pm – Minthorne Open Street (Staten Island)
  • May 17, 5:00pm – A.R.R.O.W. Field House (Queens)
  • May 18, 4:30pm – Johnny Hartman Plaza (Manhattan)
  • May 19, 5:00pm – A.R.R.O.W. Field House (Queens)
  • May 20, 4:00pm – Johnny Hartman Plaza (Manhattan)
  • May 21, 3:00pm – Corona Plaza (Queens)


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Varín Ayala


Image of Jacinta Clusellas

Jacinta Clusellas

Music Director/Musician

Image of Danaya Esperanza

Danaya Esperanza


Image of Rebecca Jimenez

Rebecca Jimenez


Image of Keren Lugo

Keren Lugo


Image of Alan Mendez

Alan Mendez


Image of Sara Ornelas

Sara Ornelas


Image of Gían Pérez

Gían Pérez

Dromio of Syracuse/Ephesus

Image of Joel Perez

Joel Perez

Antipholus of Syracuse/Ephesus

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Desireé Rodriguez



William Shakespeare
Rebecca Martínez
Director, Choreographer, Adapter, Lyrics
Julián Mesri
Music & Lyrics, Adapter, Spanish Translations
Emmie Finckel
Scenic Design
Lux Haac
Costume Design
Charles Coes
Sound Design
Sean Griffin
Fight Direction
Luisa Sánchez Colón
Production Stage Manager
Caren Celine Morris
Stage Manager



Mobile Unit is made possible by Abrams Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., Corey & Michelle Jassem, Gina Maria Leonetti, The McLaughlin Children’s Trust, and The Tow Foundation. The LuEsther T. Mertz Legacy Trust provides leadership support for The Public Theater’s year-round activities.

Mobile Unit es posible gracias a Abrams Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., Corey & Michelle Jassem, Gina Maria Leonetti, The McLaughlin Children’s Trust, y The Tow Foundation. The LuEsther T. Mertz Legacy Trust ofrece apoyo a la dirección de las actividades anuales de The Public Theater.