Chicago Shakespeare
in the Parks

The Comedy
of Errors

July 26

August 25, 2013

Touring to neighborhoods across the City

by William Shakespeare
directed and adapted by David H. Bell
July 26 – August 25, 2013


The Play

Building on the success of last summer’s inaugural Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks, the expanded 2013 program will bring William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, FREE FOR ALL, to neighborhood parks across Chicago. A specially equipped truck will roll into each park, a stage will unfold, and a company of professional actors will share the delight of Shakespeare with families and neighbors of all ages. Audiences will experience the wildly entertaining tale of a man and his servant landing in a foreign land, searching for their long-lost twin brothers. Everywhere they go, strangers insist that they’re old friends. Mistaken identities abound, but in the end, chaos gives way to clarity in this comedy filled with mayhem and madness. This popular Shakespeare comedy is adapted and staged by veteran Chicago Shakespeare director David H. Bell. Touring to neighborhoods across the City, the free Shakespeare performances activate neighborhood parks, attracting families, breaking down barriers to arts participation and encouraging young family members to participate in Chicago’s Summer of Learning program.



Video: Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks 2013 Montage

Video: Chicago Shakespeare In the Parks 2013 Trailer


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The Players

Creative Team

David H. Bell Director/Adapter

Tom Burch Scenic Designer

Ana Kuzmanic Costume Designer

Jeremy W. Floyd Costume Coordinator

Scotty Iseri Sound Designer

Melissa Veal Wig and Make-up Designer

Kathryn Walsh Verse Coach

Angela M. Adams Production Stage Manager


Christophé Abiel Duke of Ephesus/Balthasar

Jeffrey Baumgartner Egeon/Luce/Doctor Pinch

Yadira Correa Courtesan/Abbess

Tiffany Yvonne Cox Luciana

Wesley Truman Daniel 2nd Merchant

Jacob Grubb 1st Merchant/Officer/Waiter

Jürgen Hooper Dromio of Ephesus

Paul Hurley Antipholus of Syracuse

Andy Lutz Antipholus of Ephesus


Lanise Antoine Shelley Adriana

Samuel Taylor Dromio of Syracuse

P. Tucker Worley Messenger

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