'Let's go hand in hand, not one before another.'

— Act V, Scene 1

Part of the 2012 Globe to Globe Festival.

Rah-e Sabz's adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy is set in the bustling back streets of modern-day Kabul, places of laughter and joy that few foreigners ever get to see or hear about.


Two sets of identical twins, separated as babies during a sandstorm, find themselves in the city of Kabul for the first time as adults. Soon, their friends mistake the twins for one another and bewilderment abounds, as the wife of one man declares the other to be her husband, pronouncing him mad when he denies the claim.

Running time: 103 mins


Solinus, Duke of Ephesus (The Emir), Angelo, (Faraz), Officer Mohammad:
Daoud Lodin

Antipholus of Ephesus, (Arsalan of Kabul):
Ghulamnabi Tanha

Dromio of Syracuse (Bostan of Kabul):
Basir Haider

Egeon, (Ehsan), Luce, (Kukeb):
Shah Mamnoon Maqsudi

Antipholus of Syracuse, (émigré Arsalan):
Abdul Haq

Adriana (Sodaba):
Abida Frotan

Aemilia, the Lady Abbess, (Zan-e Motakef), Officer:
Parwin Mushtahel

Dromio of Ephesus, (emigré Bostan):
Shah Mohammad

Luciana (Rodaba), Courtesan:
Farzana Sayed Ahmad


Corinne Jaber

Director for the Screen:
Ian Russell

Costume Designer:
Zolaykha Sherzad

Lighting Design:
Lynne Fernandez