Twelfth night 070813

Twelfth Night Reviews

Oak Park Festival Theatre in Austin Gardens (Oak Park, IL)

Reviews & Ratings

30 ratings
3.9 average rating
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6 reviews
12 stars
attended Jul 25 2013

Twelfth Night is a great, funny play with a lot of potential for a creative company to make it unique -- But this is really special!! Oak Park Festival Theatre has outdone itself in an amazing, heartfelt, hilarious and tender performance. The...continued

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 27 2013

great show, loved the beach party theme, but I felt sorry for the cast in their beach attire on such a cold night

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 18 2013

A very enjoyable way to spend a summer evening. Weather forecast was to be in the low 90's but, the shade of the old trees and coolness of the park made it extremely comfortable. $3 to park across Forest Ave, lawn chairs, a cooler with snacks &...continued

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9 reviews
5 stars
attended Jul 20 2013

Enjoyed the 1st half of play and the Austin Gardens environment, however being outside had the weather effect the play. Due to lightening and eventually rain - the rest of the play could not continue. Will try to get back to see the rest because...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Aug 08 2013

This was a delightful performance in a beautiful setting. The cast and direction were exceptional. Great fun. The audience was all ages - many brought picnics - even their dogs!

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34 reviews
4 stars
attended Aug 08 2013

The theater experience was great, but we were lucky enough to have an absolutely perfect night for it, weather-wise. The play was entertaining, some creative tweaks with the beach setting. Overall, very enjoyable!

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16 reviews
14 stars
attended Aug 21 2013

So fun! Fantastic set and really such an energetic cast!

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Scott S.
110 events
93 reviews
11 stars
attended Aug 17 2013

the play was excellent - done very well and we totally enjoyed the production.

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58 reviews
31 stars
attended Aug 01 2013

I was disappointed by this production--it did not live up to all the hype. The only thing beach party about it was the cheap, uninteresting costumes and the music before & after the play. Other than that, it was a pretty standard production with...continued

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43 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 20 2013

I think I did Twelfth Night a disservice by seeing Amadeus the week before. I loved Amadeus so much and I was hoping for the same experience with Twelfth Night. but I did not love the 'modernization' of this great play. it was a clever premise,...continued

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26 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 08 2013

The concept of a beach party didn't add anything to Twelfth Night. I didn't get the rationale for a Viola in that setting to change her identity to a man. Also, there were a few times when the dialog seemed to drag. Other than those...continued

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15 reviews
16 stars
attended Aug 21 2013

A lovely evening of theatre under the stars! The Beach Party theme worked quite well for my favorite Shakespearean comedy.
A light drizzle toward the end of the show timed perfectly with the closing song "The rain it raineth everyday"!

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14 reviews
7 stars
attended Aug 10 2013

The play is very well done - great by any measure, but presented in a "Beach Party" setting, with Sir Toby hiding behind a surf board backdrop, the pre-show beach ball toss, some really cute short shorts, it was hilarious. Festival Theater almost...continued

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12 reviews
5 stars
attended Aug 15 2013

"Twelfth Night" is a true crowd pleaser, and OPFT did it proud. A good Viola/Cesario is a deal breaker, and Lucy Carapetyan has that delicate, vulnerable, intelligent, stouthearted, plucky something that makes it no surprise two people fall in...continued

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Grace
27 events
12 reviews
7 stars
attended Aug 18 2013

Fun, and funny production of Shakespeare. Crystal clear, beautiful night and crystal clear text. Wonderful cast of talented actors. See this show! Complimentary bug spray - on location, btw, if you forget yours, like I did. :)

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6 reviews
5 stars
attended Aug 11 2013

Unfortunately, we were greeted by the Ticket Manager informing us that the program for the evening was cancelled. She has gone to great lengths to help us make arrangements to attend another performance, but we were disappointed after driving...continued

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5 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 16 2013

Nice outdoors venue, good performance. I have to spend more time in Oak Park

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3 reviews
1 stars
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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 08 2013

The show was very well done and true to both Shakespeare's language and the beach setting. Small intimate setting in the park makes the action easier to follow. Nice setting and nice evening but definitely take advantage if the free bug spray!

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1 review
0 stars
attended Aug 15 2013

It was a wonderful evening. The play was very entertaining. The actors did a great job. It was playful, fresh and romantic. Austin Gardens is a wonderful setting and the evening could not be better.

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