What is perhaps the last play the tragically — not comically — reckless oil company BP should sponsor?
Seriously, what oil company has made more flagrant errors than BP?
I don’t know what PR genius came up with this idea, but here is the oil giant, oblivious to the irony, announcing on their website:
Directed by Amir Nizar Zuabi, The Comedy of Errors, supported by BP as the Founding Presenting Partner of the World Shakespeare Festival, plays in the Roundhouse in Camden, as part of the What Country Friends Is This? trilogy.
This epic trilogy of Shakespeare’s shipwreck plays, exploring love, loss and reunion, is performed by one company of actors.
Yes, the Comedy of Errors is a “shipwreck” play. Well, the BP disaster certainly looked like a shipwreck — but did a lot more damage:
And let’s not forget the irony that “BP had central role in the Exxon Valdez disaster,” a true shipwreck.
Of course, according to Big Oil and drilling advocates in Congress, BP should be sponsoring Much Ado About Nothing instead (see “Five Reasons We Can’t Forget About The BP Oil Disaster“).