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Two Plays | August 2016


We hope you enjoyed The Winter's Tale in May at our Studio Theatre!

San Jose Youth Shakespeare presents two plays this summer at The Historic Hoover Theatre in San Jose. August 9 through 14 we shall perform both William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors and Lolita Chakrabarti's Red Velvet.

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The Comedy of Errors 2016 flyer, original artwork by Karen Macauley

The Comedy of Errors

Five Performances.

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Each performance will run approximately 2 hours, including one intermission.

$15 In Advance
$20 At The Door

Children 7 and under $1



Visit the box office


Read about the play

Directions to the venue


Every attendee needs a ticket. When performances sell out, we retain a limited number of seats at the door.

Red Velvet 2016 flyer

Red Velvet

A play by Lolita Chakrabarti. The little-known story of Ira Aldridge, a 19th-century African-American actor who played Shakespeare's Othello, Macbeth, Shylock, and Lear to great acclaim across Europe.

This play contains themes that are not suitable for young children. All tickets are $15 (advance) and $20 (door). No $1 tickets are available, and we recommend that families do not bring children under the age of 12 to this production.

Three Performances Only

Select tickets at the ticket page


Each performance will run approximately 2 hours, including one intermission.

$15 In Advance
$20 At The Door


Visit the box office


Read about the play

Directions to the venue


Every attendee needs a ticket. When performances sell out, we retain a limited number of seats at the door.

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San Jose Youth Shakespeare is generously supported, in part, by a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San Jose. We are also grateful for grants from the Arts Council of Silicon Valley, Silicon Valley Creates, and Links Through Learning.




"How many fond fools serve mad jealousy!" - The Comedy of Errors, Act 2:1