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Commedia dell'Arte for the Modern Audience


Upcoming Events

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Dottore's Lab; Or, The One Where They Plot a Heist

November 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019 @ 8pm

Dottore Graziano, a newly retired lawyer/tinker, has invented something wonderful, a panacea, a cure-all. His friend and colleague, Pantalone, owner of a small pharmaceutical company, hears rumor of this panacea and orders his employees to "retrieve" it from Dottore's laboratory. Hilarity ensues in this 90ish minute Chicago-Style Commedia dell'Arte show.

November Commedia Jam

November 10, 2019 @ 2pm

A monthly Pay-What-You-Can workshop for all experience levels to explore what commedia is and how it can inform the rest of your acting/performance. Come ready to move!


Antonio Fava presents "Nasi, Mustacchi, e Lazzi"

February 12, 2020 @ 7:30pm

Maestro Antonio Fava will be coming to Chicago! Presenting his new show, “Nasi, Mustacchi, e Lazzi” at Links Hall. We spent the summer with this incredible artist and are excited to host him in our home.

Get your tickets today!

Commedia dell'Arte Workshop with Antonio Fava

February 15-16, 2020 10am-4pm

Experience world class training in the classical Italian Commedia dell’Arte from a master actor, director, teacher, and mask-maker!
Learn from the best. Are you in education? Message us for the discount code.


Our Mission

Making Commedia dell'Arte Accessible

Laughing Stock Theatre spreads joy by creating Commedia dell’Arte from a modern perspective that reflects the humor in humanity.


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Want us to teach a workshop? Looking for more info about our upcoming events? Get in touch with us today!

Chicago, IL United States

(872) 222-5803