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36 Star Starred
Oak Park Festival Theatre
in Austin Gardens 160 N. Forest Oak Park, IL 60301
708-445-4440
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attended Jul 12 2008

I especially liked the actress who played Beatrice. But there were several pauses in the dialog that seemed like the actors were trying to remember their lines. On balance, though, it was enjoyable.

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Description

War ends and the confirmed bachelor Benedick returns with his regiment to civilian life, where he and a brilliant young woman named Beatrice must now declare war upon each other — and their true emotions. Armed with a full artillery of words and wit, the two exchange rapid fire — until their friends decide it’s time that both are felled by Cupid’s arrow.

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Jack Hickey.

Starring Katie Jeep, Kevin Theis, Brianne Wilson, Steve Lenz

Jack Hickey (director): This is Jack’s sixth year as Artistic Director of Oak Park Festival Theatre and directed The Comedy of Errors and As You Like It in the park. As an actor, Jack was last seen as John Douglas in last spring’s Murder by the Book. He has acted with many companies throughout the city. Favorite roles include Andrew McNair in 1776, the role of R. Buckminster Fuller in a one-man show entitled R. Buckminster Fuller: The History and Mystery of the Universe, and Ko Ko in The Mikado.

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.