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30 Star Starred
Oil Lamp Theater
1723 Glenview Road Glenview, IL 60025
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3 reviews
3 stars
Bring your own alchohol if desired. Free parking. Casual dress.
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The Yardhouse was good.
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"Beau Jest"
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28 events
6 reviews
2 stars
attended Mar 31 2013

Super fun story, very nice play, was a pleasure to see it and really enjoy it! The theater was small ,but very cute one, in intermission time , there was an easter play with eggs, delicious cookie and soda! Can't be more perfect to spend Sunday...continued

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3 reviews
8 stars
attended Mar 24 2013

Fantastic and funny play. Actors/actresses were pros - good acting. Intermission was about 15/20 minutes. This theatre always manages to have a full crowd of patrons -- not an empty seat for this play!!

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9 events
1 review
1 stars
attended Mar 10 2013

Great theatre, fabulous cast and witty, very enjoyable production. Go see it!

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Quotes & Highlights

“Hilarious and quite moving. wonderfully blends farce with a genuine insight.”—Chicago Sun Times
“Very funny … The well crafted play has a lot to say about nuclear families of any ethnic persuasion.”—Wall Street Journal


This Oil Lamp Theater production features Andrea Rappaport, Shaun Nathan Baer, Judi Schnidler, Rick March, Josh Greiveldinger and Laura Coleman.

Beau Jest is directed by Ron Ben-Joseph.

About the Ticket Supplier: Oil Lamp Theater

Oil Lamp Theater was originally founded in February 2005 as a by-invitation-only theater group. The Theater was dedicated to the preservation of a traditional theater experience in unique and original venues. Keith Gerth staged 20 productions for up to 35 friends and guests each night in his home, a condo in Lakeview. The name of the company comes from Keith’s childhood, where due to the rural nature of his hometown, they lost power often and used oil lamps to light the house. This brought the family closer and created a beautiful soft and intimate glow. In March 2012, Oil Lamp Theater was incorporated as a not-for-profit theater and has established its new location in downtown Glenview. Our new venue provides seating for 60 guests.