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WORLD PREMIERE

The Book of Joseph

January 29

March 5, 2017

Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare

by Karen Hartman
based on the life of Joseph A. Hollander and his family
directed by Barbara Gaines

Ron E. Rains

Salo Nachtigall / Court Officer / Stanley Diana / Arnold Spitzman

Ron E. Rains returns to Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where his credits include: The Tempest, Pinocchio, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet. Other Chicago credits include Billy Elliott (Drury Lane Theatre); and a number of productions at the Goodman Theater, including eight seasons as Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol. Mr. Rains has also appeared in productions with: Steppenwolf Theatre Company, TimeLine Theatre Company, Northlight Theatre, Writers Theatre, Royal George Theatre, Marriott Theatre and the Chicago Theatre. He is a company member of Erasing the Distance, an arts organization shedding light on issues of mental health through theater. Online, Mr. Rains is The Onion’s head film critic under the nom de plume “Peter K. Rosenthal.” 

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