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The Comedy of Errors

March 9

April 16, 2023

CST's Courtyard Theater

by William Shakespeare
adapted & directed by Barbara Gaines
Studio scenes by Ron West

 

The Play

In her final production as artistic director, Barbara Gaines revisits her signature interpretation of Shakespeare’s riotous comedy with newly rewritten scenes penned by Second City veteran Ron West. An eccentric group of stage and screen actors gather on a London movie set in 1940 to film the play as much-needed comic relief for the troops. Backstage antics and hilarious complications abound as Antipholus and Dromio search for their identical twins, lost since infancy. Over three decades with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Gaines has directed sixty productions, including nearly all of Shakespeare’s thirty-eight plays and six world premieres—and now imprints her legacy with this joyful comedy.

Audio Description: Sun, April 2 2:00 p.m.
described by Jason Harrington
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Open Captioning: Wed, April 12 1:00 & 7:30 p.m.
captioned by c2
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ASL Duo-interpretation: Fri, April 14 7:30 p.m.
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The Players

Creative Team

Barbara Gaines Director

James Noone Scenic Designer

Mieka van der Ploeg Costume Designer

Ken Posner Lighting Designer

Lindsay Jones Composer & Sound Designer

Richard Jarvie Hair & Make Up Designer

Larry Yando Verse Coach

Charlotte Rivard-Hoster Music Director

Peter G. Andersen Associate Director

Gregory Geffrard Intimacy Director

Bruce A. Young Fight Choreographer

Kathy Logelin Dialect Coach

Martine Kei Green-Rogers Dramaturg

Courtney Abbott Assistant Intimacy Director

Katrina Herrmann Production Stage Manager

Elisabeth Schapmann Assistant Stage Manager

Cast

Breon Arzell David/Angelo

Adia Bell Fanny/Merchant

Melanie Brezill Alice Boggs/Luciana

Lillian Castillo Marian/Courtesan

Dan Chameroy Phil Sullivan/Antipholus of Ephesus

William Dick Charles Chittick/Second Merchant

Kevin Gudahl  Brian Hallifax/Dromio of Ephesus

Ora Jones Doris/Aemilia/Abbess

Bill Larkin Eddie Philpot/Dr. Pinch

Ross Lehman Dudley Marsh/Dromio of Syracuse

Michael E. Martin Tom/First Officer

Steve McDonagh Cyril/Nell

Russell Mernagh Patch/Balthasar

Susan Moniz Veronica Marsh/Adriana

Robert Petkoff Emerson Furbelow/Antipholus of Syracuse

Maya Vinice Prentiss Priscilla/First Merchant

Greg Vinkler Admiral Philpot/Egeon

Bruce A. Young Monty/Duke Solinus

Isabella Abel-Suarez Understudy

Michael Joseph Mitchell Understudy

Ian Reed Understudy

Jonathan Schwart Understudy

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