Shakespeare's Henry V: Outdoor Theater in Chicago's Oak Park
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The last date listed for Henry V was Saturday August 20, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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Few Broadway musicals are more beloved than The Sound of Music, and now you can see it live in a production by Lyric Opera of Chicago, with Hollywood star Billy Zane stepping into the role of Captain von Trapp. It's the story of Maria, an aspiring nun who takes a job as governess to the widowed Captain von Trapp's seven children. As she gradually earns the heart of the family -- and their father -- the von Trapps are threatened by the rise of the Nazis, and must figure out how to escape Austria. "My Favorite Things," "Edelweiss," "Do-Re-Mi," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "The Lonely Goatherd" and the soaring title song are just a few of the unforgettable melodies in this classic work of musical theater. The cast includes opera stars Christine Brewer and Elizabeth Futral, Jenn Gambatese of Broadway's Wicked and All Shook Up, and Edward Hibbert of Frasier. Learn More
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Featured review from Dee
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The King was great--which is good as the play rests on his shoulders. Narrator was enthusiastic and diction was good and clear. Didn't like all the green-shirted interns visible. The fight choreography was great!! We had a perfect evening,nice breeze, lovely locale, no bugs bothered us (some patrons had citronella), although the ORD flight pattern was directly overhead.
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On Sunday, July 24 and August 7, OPFT will present Family Days, with Shakespearian and Medieval fun for the entire family. Starting at 4:30pm on each of these days, there will be crafts, performances, stage combat demonstrations, and other activities relating to the mainstage plays, with a 6:00pm performance of the play, preceded by a kid-friendly synopsis given by one of the characters.
Directed by Kevin Theis
Kevin Theis has directed four previous productions for Festival Theatre – Picnic, Robin Hood, Cyrano de Bergerac, and the touring company’s production of Shakespeare: Scenes, Sonnets and Songs. As a performer, he has appeared in a number of OPFT shows, most recently as Frank in Faith Healer, Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, and George in Of Mice and Men. Other directing credits include last summer’s Michigan Shakespeare Festival production of Comedy of Errors, as well as productions at Lifeline Theatre, City Lit, Buffalo Theatre Ensemble, CT20 Ensemble, and Seanachai Theatre, where he is an ensemble member. Theis has been nominated for three Joseph Jefferson awards for his directing work.
Theis says about this play: “Henry V remains one of literature’s most profound and complex meditations on both the horror and the unfortunate necessity of war. Inspiring, heartbreaking, ruthless, and uplifting, this play showcases everything that a patriot and a warrior can represent."
The cast of 21 is led by Dennis Grimes as King Henry, Belinda Bremner as the Chorus, Aaron Christensen as Pistol, and OPFT artistic director Jack Hickey as Fluellen.