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Both shows open next week! Get your tickets today.

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The Comedy of Errors is being directed this year by Audrey Rumsby, our alumni and a professional actor. It is an excellent play for introducing anyone to Shakespeare. It is also an excellent use of Audrey’s talent for comedy.

Red Velvet is a exciting opportunity for our alumni and experienced players to perform a topical and modern play. This award-winning play tells the little-known story of Ira Aldridge, the 19th-century African-American actor who played Shakespeare’s Othello, Macbeth, Shylock, and Lear to great acclaim all over Europe. Nathan Sandoval returns to us, playing Ira Aldridge.

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Tickets: The Comedy of Errors & Red Velvet

Tickets sales start today for William Shakespeare’s A Comedy of Errors and Lolita Chakrabarti’s Red Velvet.

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Performance dates are between August 9 and August 14 at The Historic Hoover Theatre

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Five performances of The Comedy of Errors:

  • Tuesday, August 9 – 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 10 – 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 11 – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 13 – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 14 – 3 p.m.

Three performances of Red Velvet:

  • Friday, August 12 – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 13 – 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 14 – 7 p.m.

Red Velvet Flyer

The Comedy Of Errors 2016 flyer

Artwork for The Comedy of Errors

Karen Macauley created original linoleum block fine art prints for our poster and program art. There may be some originals available for purchase from Karen.

Get your tickets for both The Comedy of Errors and Red Velvet, playing August 9-14 at The Historic Hoover Theatre:


For the first time ever, San Jose Youth Shakespeare will be producing TWO plays this summer, one of which was written not only in this century but this decade!

Stay tuned for details about The Comedy of Errors and Red Velvet, coming to The Historic Hoover Theatre August 9-14.

Red Velvet is the story of the first production of Othello in London with a black actor in the leading role. Premiered 2012 and set in 1833, the same year that Britain’s Slavery Abolition Act was passed, Red Velvet dramatizes a gripping story with implications for today. Our first production of a modern play, San Jose Youth Shakespeare’s Red Velvet features Nathan Sandoval as Ira Aldridge, supported by a cast of some of the most experienced members and alumni of our company. Details of show dates and times for both Red Velvet and The Comedy of Errors coming soon!

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