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MAR 9 - APR 23, 2023

Written by William Shakespeare
Adapted & Directed by
Barbara Gaines
Studio scenes by Ron West

Courtyard Theater

The Comedy of Errors

Written by William Shakespeare
Adapted & Directed by
Barbara Gaines
Studio scenes by Ron West

Courtyard Theater

Run Time: 2 hours, 40 minutes (including intermission)

Seat Map

Additional Sponsors
Timothy R. Schwertfeger and Gail Waller


Program for The Comedy of Errors
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“A love letter to theatricals”

–Chicago Sun-Times

Shakespeare’s high-spirited farce is transported to the Golden Age of film! Backstage drama and slapstick antics abound as an eccentric group of stage and screen actors gather on a London soundstage in 1940 to film some much-needed comic relief for the troops. Two pairs of long-lost twins end up in the same small town. Mistaken identities and misadventures turn everyone’s lives upside down—and one bewildering day on the streets of Ephesus turns into a hilarious night out at the Theater. In her final production as artistic director, Barbara Gaines reunites with longtime collaborator and writer Ron West of Second City fame. 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.


Additional Sponsors
Timothy R. Schwertfeger and Gail Waller

Audio Description

APR 2 Audio Description

described by Jason Harrington

Spanish Translation

APR 11 Spanish Translation

captioned by c2

Open Captioning

APR 12 Open Captioning

captioned by c2

 ASL Interpretation

APR 14 ASL Interpretation

Run Time: 2 hours, 40 minutes (including intermission)

Seat Map

Audio Description

APR 2 Audio Description

described by Jason Harrington

Spanish Translation

APR 11 Spanish Translation

captioned by c2

Open Captioning

APR 12 Open Captioning

captioned by c2

 ASL Interpretation

APR 14 ASL Interpretation

Audio Description

APR 2 Audio Description

described by Jason Harrington

Spanish Translation

APR 11 Spanish Translation

captioned by c2

Open Captioning

APR 12 Open Captioning

captioned by c2

 ASL Interpretation

APR 14 ASL Interpretation

“A BLAST! Very apropos of Gaines’ magnificent contribution to this city.”

–Chicago Tribune

“An ALL-STAR CAST having the time of their lives”

–Daily Herald

“Thoroughly captivating… enjoy and cherish each moment!”

–Chicago Sun-Times

Artists

Melanie Keller Headshot

Melanie Keller

Understudy

Melanie Keller Headshot

Melanie Keller

Understudy

Gabrielle Strong

Assistant Lighting Designer

Gabrielle Strong

Assistant Lighting Designer