Brian Bedford Returns to Chicago Shakespeare with Moliere Comedies, Jan. 30 | Playbill

News Brian Bedford Returns to Chicago Shakespeare with Moliere Comedies, Jan. 30
A cast of Chicago talents will surround seasoned classical actor Brian Bedford when he appears in The Moliere Comedies with the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Jan. 30-Feb. 22.
Brian Bedford in The Moliere Comedies
Brian Bedford in The Moliere Comedies Photo by Craig Schwartz

In the ensemble will be Greg Vinkler, Linda Kimbrough, John Reeger, Kate Fry, Bradley Mott, Timothy Kane, Michele Graff, Fred Stone and Matthew Schwader. The Canada-dwelling Bedford won't be completely bereft of countrymen, however. Also in the cast is Stratford actor Graham Abbey, who also appeared alongside Bedford in CST's production of The School for Scandal in 2000.

The Moliere Comedies is comprised of two one-acts by the French master: The School for Husbands and The Imaginary Cuckold. Bedford starred in the two plays at the Roundabout Theatre Company in a 1995 Broadway production. He was nominated for a Tony Award for that show, as he was for the two Broadway performances that preceded it (1992's Two Shakespearean Actors and 1994's Timon of Athens) and the two that followed (1997's London Assurance and 2003's Tartuffe). Bedford won the Tony for his 1971 appearance in The Misanthrope.

Moliere Comedies will be presented by CST at Chicago's Shubert Theatre in the downtown Loop area.

Tickets are $20-$65. Call Ticketmaster at (312) 902-1400.

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