Venue Details

36 Star Starred
Oak Park Festival Theatre
in Austin Gardens 160 N. Forest Oak Park, IL 60301
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The Firebird: A Story Experience – An epic tale of loss, loyalty, wisdom and wonder.

Written by and starring Megan Wells

Directed by Jessie Affelder

Original Music and Sound, Jeff Teppema

In 1990, Megan attended the National Storytelling Festival and encountered the art of Storytelling.  Megan began “telling” her own words, thriving on the immediacy and intimacy of the teller/audience relationship.  She told at festivals, schools, libraries, corporations, museums, historical societies, clubs and coffeehouses, homes and weddings, as well as on the radio.  Megan explored the many genres of storytelling; personal stories, ghost stories, fairy and folk tale, history, legend and myth, myth, myth.

Each story event is approached as a unique encounter between the producing organization, the venue, and the audience.  Megan pulls from her repertoire and/or creates story programs to fit the needs and/or theme of the event.  Ever attentive to the whisperings of Soul and Myth, Megan’s stories are always filled with heart opening humor and psychological insight.  Megan’s devotion is two-fold:  craft stories to their deepest creative potential; tell stories in a loving way to people who need them.

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.