Venue Details

Spain Artemis
It's a good idea to get early and score seats up front. We thought we did, but then a couple decided to sit down right in front of us in packable chairs!
Hamlet info Jul 07 2014 star this tip starred
Scott S.
parking is expensive if you use the lot across the street & come early to picnic.
Twelfth Night info Aug 19 2013 star this tip starred

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Scott S.
108 events
93 reviews
10 stars
attended Jul 02 2009

awesome, absolutely wondderful

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23 events
12 reviews
27 stars
attended Jun 13 2009

The park is beautiful. The acting is good. The dialogue is hard to follow, too many actors talking at the same time. A lot of shouting across the stage which was distorted by the sound system.

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7 events
4 reviews
3 stars
attended Jun 11 2009

I was not familiar with Lanford Wilson prior to this show, but I loved his intricate and complex writing in this script. Very well acted! The beautiful park location is ideal for this show!

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Description

The sequel to Wilson’s acclaimed Talley’s Folly, which was produced by Festival Theatre in 2007. Set in rural Missouri in 1977, it revolves around the Talley family and their friends, and focuses on the disillusionment with America in the wake of an unpopular war. At once poignent and marvelously funny, Fifth of July is a compassionate portrait of a generation trying to decide whether to abandon their past or find the courage to cope with it and to begin anew. In 1978 Fifth of July was nominated for the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for best new play and the Tony Award for Best Play.

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.