The Comedy of Errors

April 8 - 30, 2022

Previews Apr. 6 & 7, 2022

What do you get when you mix love triangles, a jealous wife, a vindictive mistress, a deranged doctor, and not one, but TWO sets of identical twins separated at birth? Well, it can only be The Comedy of Errors. Shakespeare's silliest, screwiest, and slapstickiest comedy returns to the CSC stage, this time with a Sin City twist. Inspired by golden era Las Vegas, this music filled production will be packed with cool cats, rat packs, showgirls, wise guys, and more!  So place your bets, roll the dice, and check it out, but remember- what happeneth in the theater, stayeth in the theater.

Content Advisory: This production contains Shakespearean innuendo, adult themes, and sequences of flashing lights. Contact the Box Office 513-381-2273 for more details.

Young Professional Preview Night for The Comedy of Errors

Wednesday April 6, 2022, 7:30pm

Tickets: $25
Includes a show ticket, a free drink, and a post-show talkback.
Learn more about future YP programs online here.

Supported by the generosity of the thousands of young professional contributors to the ArtsWave Campaign.

Signs in the production are provided by the American Sign Museum

Learn more about the partnership below in "Closer Look"


Angelique Archer


Michael Bath*


Cary Davenport*

Dromio of Ephesus

Colleen Dougherty


Charles Gidney

Antipholus of Ephesus

Justin McCombs*

Dromio of Syracuse

Kelly Mengelkoch*


Brianna Miller


Rachel Perin*

Courtesan/Dance Captain

Patrick Earl Phillips*

Merchant 1 & 2/Musician/Ensemble

Dawn Stern*


Nathan Sullivan


Crystian Wiltshire*

Antipholus of Syracuse

Stephan Wolfert*


  • Jeremy Dubin


  • Samantha Reno

    Scenic Design

  • Rainy Edwards

    Costume Design

  • Justen N. Locke

    Lighting Design

  • Zack Bennet

    Sound Design

  • Justen N. Locke & Robert Carlton Stimmel

    Projection Design

  • Kara Eble Trusty

    Properties Design

  • Rachel Perin

    Choreography/Dance Captain

  • Courtney Lucien

    Vocal Coach

  • Elaine M. Cox


  • Jason Stewart*

    Resident Stage Manager

  • Elizabeth Robinson*

    Assistant Stage Manager

  • Angelique Archer, Colleen Dougherty, Brianna Miller, Nathan Sullivan


  • *Appearing through an Agreement between this theatre, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, and Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is grateful for this partnership and the opportunity to integrate American Sign Museum signs into the set of The Comedy of Errors.

Located less than ten minutes from Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is a true national gem. The American Sign Museum promotes sign preservation and restoration by displaying nearly 100 years of signage. ASM preserves and protects American history and pays homage to the artistry and craftsmanship of days gone by. The collection honors an often overlooked part of American culture that hides in plain sight as part of our daily lives.

The American Sign Museum celebrates the rich history of American signage through preservation and education. Plan your visit here!

Beginning April 1st, audience members will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to attend performances at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, and the wearing of masks will be encouraged, but optional.

This announcement comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) publication of its latest public health and safety guidance on COVID-19, which is based on hospitalization data and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area.

As pandemic conditions evolve, we continue to closely monitor the situation and modify our COVID-19 health and safety plan appropriately. The protocols outlined here are subject to change based on new recommendations from the CDC, the State of Ohio, the Hamilton County Department or the City of Cincinnati. We will send the most up-to-date protocols in an email closer to your performance.

We know that people have different levels of comfort regarding risk and wearing masks, and we should each be sensitive to and respect differences of opinion on this topic. We have spent the better part of the last two years masked in public, and it may take time for some of us to feel comfortable reducing our use of masks. Some may choose to remain masked to protect themselves or those close to them. However, patrons who don't feel safe attending or aren't comfortable with the change in protocols have the option to receive a credit or refund if they notify us prior to their performance. Please reach out to the Box Office by email or phone at (513) 381-2273 for assistance.

Thank you in advance for ensuring everyone has a safe and enjoyable theatre experience.

Learn more on our Health and Safety Updates page.

Show Design Sponsors:
Messer Construction
Judge Mark and Sue Ann Painter
Pete and Ginger Strange

CSC would also like to thank the American Sign Museum for the loaning of many of the neon and vintage signs on the set.

Opening Night Sponsors:
Glenn and Cass Plott

Bar Activation Partners:
1215 Wine and Coffee Lab
Grainworks Brewing Company

Access the Mobile Program online here