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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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June 25 – Jim Pfitzer, “The Way I Remember It: Stories from an East Tennessee Childhood.”
Close your eyes and you can almost smell the magnolia blossoms on the breeze and feel the wooden front porch beneath your feet.

July 2 – Kim Hoag, “Wool and Mystery”
Stories told as if by the fireplace: Myth not clothed in silk or velvet, but in wool and mystery; laughter, as it comes across the fields or from the wake. Tales peopled with the pains of life as well as the beauties of yearning.

July 9 – Margaret Burk and Gerry Dignan, “Wisdom Tales Spun in Word and Song”
Margaret (storyteller) and Gerry (musician) share heartfelt, joy-filled songs and stories that lift the spirit, sooth the soul and are a whole lot of fun. Whether touching the heart or tickling the funny bone, they kindle a sense of wonder, hope and celebration.

July 16 – Linda Gorham, “Wild and Wacky Stories in the Park!”
Dynamic and exciting, Linda Gorham inspires her audiences by using movement, humor and sometimes zaniness as she tells imaginative multicultural folktales updated with attitude. Join Linda as she shares some of her wild and wacky interactive stories. Get ready to chant, get ready to move, get ready for fun!

July 30 – Megan Wells, “The Firebrid”
A magical tale with a brave Prince, a wise Princess, Trolls, Giants, and a happy ending! With a carefully crafted repertoire, Megan Wells enthralls audiences with her charismatic and loving presence. Megan returns for her third summer in the Oak Park Festival Theatre Park.

August 13 – Kucha Brownlee and Baba Tony Brown, “Jumpin’ Jambalaya!”
Kucha and Baba T weave a rich tapestry of African, African-American and Spanish folk tales, frolicking fables, proverbs and music into their programs which involve singing, learning and lots of fun.

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.