Shakespeare's Romantic Comedy Much Ado About Nothing at Oak Park Festival Theatre
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The last date listed for Much Ado About Nothing was Saturday July 19, 2008 / 8:00pm.
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Though they're all about dodging social obligations or commitment of any kind, two wily young bachelors attempt to come across as very earnest -- while masquerading as guys named Ernest -- as they set out to win their well-dowried ladies' hearts. Of course, their plan goes hilariously awry. Oscar Wilde's enduring 1895 satire is a wittily sly romp through Victorian society, filled with one-liners and double entendres that still pack a mighty comic punch today. Revived numerous times on Broadway -- most recently in 2011 -- Earnest was also adapted into a 2002 film starring Oscar winners Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the show from the pastoral Austin Gardens, beneath the summer evening sky. Learn More
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excellent and lots of fun
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.