The Comedy of Errors
Friday, July 12 & Saturday, July 13
at Central Park Plaza (FREE or Reserved)
July 19 - 27
at Chicago Street Theatre (Buy Tickets)
In July 2012, nearly 2500 people shared in the magic of Shakespeare in the Park. Chicago Street Theatre will once again present FREE park performances for families young and old to enjoy together.
The Comedy of Errors is one of William Shakespeare's earliest plays. It is his shortest and one of his most farcical comedies, with much of the humour coming from slapstick and mistaken identity, in addition to puns and word play. The play tells the story of two sets of identical twins that were accidentally separated at birth. Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, arrive in Ephesus, which turns out to be the home of their twin brothers, Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus. When the Syracusans encounter the friends and families of their twins, a series of wild mishaps based on mistaken identities lead to wrongful beatings, a near-seduction, the arrest of Antipholus of Ephesus, and accusations of infidelity, theft, madness, and demonic possession.
GET THE BEST VIEW ON THE LAWN WITH RESERVED SECTION TICKETS!
You are guaranteed a spot in the green area closest to the stage. Only $25 each, or $40 for couples. And your purchase includes a CST insulated wine. Chairs NOT included. Don't forget to bring a chair or blanket to enjoy the show. Only 100 available per night.
Eric Brant as Actor 1: The Twin Brothers, Antipholos of Syracuse & Antipholus of Ephesus
Braden Cleary as Actor 2: The Twin Servants, Dromio of Syracuse & Dromio of Ephesus
Patty Bird as Actor 3: Adriana, Antipholos of Ephesus' Wife, the Boatswain, and an Angry Merchantess.
Peyton Daily as Actor 4: Luciana, (Adriana's Sister), Luce, (the kitchen wench who is married to Dromio of Ephesus), the Towncrier and The Executioner.
Grant Fitch as Actor 5: roles TBA
Mark Baer as Actor 6: roles TBA
Dan Matern as Actor 7: roles TBA