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Mayslake Hall
at Mayslake Peabody Estate Forest Preserve 1717 West 31st St. Oak Brook, IL 60523
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Free and convenient parking and easily located east of Highway 83
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8 stars
attended Jun 27 2013

The venue is terrific, as usual; but, the story of Cymbeline set in Appalachia just did not work for me or my wife.
On the eve we were there, the "stage right" microphone was way out of sync with the other ones.
The setting mostly works, with the...continued

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attended Jul 03 2013

Everything about this intelligent adaptation was great. The Civil War era in Appalachia proved to be a perfect setting for Shakespeare's play. All the actors seemed perfectly cast. The music added a meaningful dimension, the settings were...continued

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Adapted by First Folio Theatre’s executive director and Jeff Award-nominee David Rice

Music and Lyrics by David Rice and First Folio’s resident composer Michael Keefe

Michael Goldberg (The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe, Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing,__ A Midsummer Night’s Dream __at First Folio Theatre) directs this “Shakespeare Under the Stars” production.

About the Ticket Supplier: First Folio Theatre

First Folio Theatre brings the Classics to the suburbs of Chicago. Enjoy Shakespeare-under-the-Stars all summer long in the sylvan setting of the Mayslake Peabody Estate. Bring a blanket, a lawnchair, and a picnic, and thrill to the best of the Bard. In the winter, take in other classics in the intimate chamber theater, located in the formal library of Mayslake Hall.