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The weather was cold, but clear.. I wore a sweater, two sweatshirts and a blanket. .
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Bring lawn chairs or a picnic blanket. Also a blanket or throw incase the temp drops
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attended Jul 31 2008

This play was awful. It was very boring and horribly tedious.

It wasn't the actors - they did the best they could with this schlock script. After an hour that seemed like 3, we mercifully escaped during intermission.

By far, the worst...continued

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attended Aug 07 2008

This is a sentimental play that is quite moving- with some creative directoral decisions not in the actual play. The cast is strong with several standouts including Brian Simmons unaffected manner, Lydia Berger's seemingly effortless attention to...continued

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attended Aug 17 2008

What an extraordinary play! Everything...from the ingenious set to the marvelous direction to the moving script to the incredible actors...was absolute perfection! I was moved to tears.... Thank you for such a gift!!

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Quotes & Highlights

These performances feature lawn seating.  Feel free to bring a blanket or chairs; picnicking is allowed.  Bring your own food, or order on Oak Park’s website; pre-order is required for meals, but drinks, candy and a selection of items are available for purchase at the concession stand in Austin Gardens.
Sunday’s performances feature special Irish-themed pre-show events. Check Oak Park’s website for more information.


Dancing at Lughnasa

by Brian Friel

Directed by Belinda Bremner

In this unforgettable play, a young boy tells the story of growing up in a fatherless home, raised by his unmarried mother and his four spinster aunts in 1930’s Ireland.

About the Ticket Supplier: Oak Park Festival Theatre

Oak Park Festival Theatre has been presenting Shakespeare and other classic plays under the stars in beautiful Austin gardens since 1975, making them the oldest outdoor professional theatre company in the Midwest devoted to the classics. As of Fall 2010, they also produce shows in fall and spring at The Performance Center on Madison Street in Oak Park. Oak Park Festival Theatre is dedicated to presenting quality productions at a reasonable price, in a relaxed atmosphere just a short distance away from the bustle of Chicago's loop. Join them for an enchanted evening of entertainment.