Craig: ‘The Comedy of Errors,’ more
The Chicago Street Theatre’s production of William Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” moves indoors after an opening weekend of performances at Central Park Plaza in Valparaiso.
With seven actors playing 20 roles, this early work from Shakespeare features all the plot twists, mistaken identities and twins separated at birth that you would expect from the Bard.
The production is directed by Lisa Formosa-Parmigiano and the cast includes Eric Brant, Braden Cleary, Patty Bird, Peyton Daley, Mark Baer, Grant Fitch and Dan Matern.
“The Comedy of Errors” will run from July 19-27 at the Chicago Street Theatre, 154 W. Chicago St., Valparaiso. Call 464-1636 for reservations. Information: chicagostreet.org.
‘Little Old Ladies’
“LOL...Little Old Ladies...All A’Twitter!” will have one final performance at Great Oaks Banquets in Cedar Lake before heading on tour in Illinois.
The original “Little Old Ladies” was a hit last summer, and a sequel has been written to continue the story.
The newer show picks up when the Little Old Ladies return from Las Vegas and find some new neighbors.
Written by Angie Lowe, the cast includes Linda Slankard, Jacqueline Verdeyen, Aaron Cappello, Hannah Souronis, Austin Traina, Kay Wagman, Leslie Evans and Angie Lowe.
The final performance is July 21 at Great Oaks Banquets, 13109 Wicker Ave., Cedar Lake. Call 374-8000 for reservations. Information: lctg.org.
Benefit at Towle
While many students take out massive loans to pay off climbing tuition costs, Boston Conservatory junior Blake Zolfo decided to take a different route to pay for his secondary education.
For the past two years, Zolfo has written, produced and starred in his own one-man shows at the Towle Theater in Hammond.
Each year, the show focuses on a different aspect of college life through stories, song and dance.
This year the show is titled “Conservatory Confessions.”
The title is a nod to Zolfo’s triple-threat training program and the secrets that lie therein.
Shows have included songs from all different genres and backgrounds.
Some past hits have included “The Lazy Song” by Bruno Mars, “New York State of Mind” by Billy Joel and “You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban along with a few dozen more musical theater, Disney and lesser-known songs.
“Conservatory Confessions” runs for one night only at 8 p.m. Aug. 9 at Towle Theater, 5205 Hohman Ave., Hammond.
Tickets are $20 at 937-8780 or towletheatre.org. All proceeds go to Zolfo’s tuition at the Boston Conservatory.
Bob Craig is a local freelance writer.