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Mayslake Hall
at Mayslake Peabody Estate Forest Preserve 1717 West 31st St. Oak Brook, IL 60523
630-206-9566
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"Cymbeline"
7 ratings
4.3 average rating
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13 events
12 reviews
11 stars
attended Jun 26 2013

Another glorious outdoors Shakespeare production by First Folio. Highly recommended. Cymbeline is transplanted to Civil War-era West Virginia, and it works fine. Nearly everyone in the cast assists in the music, and they are first-rate...continued

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12 events
8 reviews
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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3 reviews
1 stars
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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Description

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.

Comedian Margaret Cho Blue Man Group Chicago <em>STOMP</em> <em>Crazy For You</em> <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em> <em>The Illusionists -- Live From Broadway</em> Joffrey Ballet's <em>The Nutcracker</em> <em>My Fair Lady</em> Ballet Chicago's <em>The Nutcracker</em> <em>The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time</em>