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The Comedy of Errors

Buy ticketsBy William  Shakespeare
Co-produced with Bare Theatre and Cirque de Vol Studios
Directed by G. Todd Buker

RLT’s Louise “Scottie” Stephenson Amphitheatre (General admission)
May 24 - June 1, 2013

One of William Shakespeare's earliest plays, The Comedy of Errors  has been re-imagined in the world of an old-fashioned circus. Taking place in the open air Raleigh Little Theatre’s outdoor stage by the Rose Garden, the show is both circus and theatre.

The story revolves around two sets of identical twin brothers separated at birth. Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio, seek out their brothers (who happen to have the same names) in Ephesus. Antipholus ignores the woman who thinks she’s his wife and instead pursues her sister, while friends and business associates mistake him and Dromio for their local counterparts.

Add to the confusion of mistaken identities and quirky characters jugglers, trapeze artists, and fire eaters, for an evening that will captivate the whole family. Audience members are encouraged to arrive early, bring a picnic or sample the local food trucks, and watch pre-show circus acts.

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Ticket information

Tickets available now. Buy them online or from the box office at 919-821-3111.

Tickets: $15

Shows are May 24, 25, 31, and June 1 at 8pm
(Rain Dates: May 26 & June 2)*
Gates and concessions open at 7:00pm
Pre-show circus entertainment begins at 7:30pm

Location: RLT’s Louise “Scottie” Stephenson Amphitheatre

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Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
MAY 12
24 25
Rain date*
31 JUN 1
Rain date*

* Rain date information: If a show on a Friday or a Saturday is cancelled due to rain, then there will be a Sunday 8pm show that weekend. Hold onto your tickets - if you have tickets for a rained out show, you can attend another show.  Unused tickets are good for any remaining performance of The Comedy of Errors.

For more information, please contact the RLT Box Office on 919-821-3111.

wheelchair accesssibleAll performances are wheelchair accessible.

The Cast

  • Adriana - Rebecca Blum
  • Aegeon - Kurt Benrud
  • Aemilia - Jane Underhill
  • Angelo the Goldsmith - Stephen Wall
  • Antipholus of Ephesus - Seth Blum
  • Antipholus of Syracuse - Brian Fisher
  • Attendants - Patrick Cox, Miranda Curtis, Zoe Davis, Sarah Moats
  • Balthazar - Jeff Buckner
  • The Courtezan - Katie Anderson
  • Doctor Pinch - Jeff Buckner
  • Dromio of Ephesus - Matt Gore
  • Dromio of Syracuse - Chuck Keith
  • Duke Solinus - Thomas Porter
  • First Merchant - Jason Bailey
  • Flag Bearers - Patrick Cox, Miranda Curtis, Zoe Davis, Sarah Moats
  • Gaoler - Gary Watts
  • Luce - Alice Turner
  • Luciana - Mora Harris
  • The Officer - Riley Watson
  • Officers - Patrick Cox, Miranda Curtis, Zoe Davis, Sarah Moats
  • Roving Clown - Matt Fields
  • Second Merchant - Jason Bailey

Attending a performance in the Amphitheatre

Gates open at 7:00pm.

You are welcome to bring your own dinner, however since the amphitheatre is part of a City of Raleigh park, please adhere to these rules:

  • No coolers allowed
  • No glass bottles allowed
  • Only beer and wine purchased from our vendor may be brought into the amphitheatre.

Bringing blankets or chairs makes seating more comfortable. Lawnchairs or the folding chairs that come in a bag work well. There is grass between the concrete benches and chairs fit well in that space.


Beverages will be on sale from gates open through to the end of intermission.

  • Beer
  • Wine
  • Soft drinks (cans)
  • Bottled water
  • Ice tea
  • Hot chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Cider

Food trucks

Food trucks will be in the main parking lot off of Pogue Street when the gates open for each performance (1 hour before show time). Food trucks will continue to serve throughout the show.

Rest rooms

Indoor restroom facilities, which are handicap accessible, are available at the Main Stage Lobby Entrance. Port-a-potties, which are also handicap accessible, are located to the left of the stage near the handicap entrance.


The RLT parking lot will only be open to handicapped drivers. The RLT staff parking lot is only for handicapped drop-off only - no parking. You may park on the street where signposted.

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