“The course of love never did run smooth.” Lysander (Act I, scene i)
Love. Desire. Transformation.
William Shakespeare’s timeless fantasy follows three separate but intertwining stories–the Lovers, the Mechanicals, and the Fairies–over the course of a single night. As each thread mingles with the next, the forest becomes an enchanted playground in which affections are misdirected and the limits of love are tested before order is ultimately restored. Experience this joyful production as it was truly meant to be performed…outdoors under the canopy of Oak Park’s beautiful Austin Gardens.
Running time is approximately 2 hours.
Previews July 13-14
Performances July 15-August 19
General admission tickets $38
Senior and student discounts are available, and children under 12 are free. Groups should contact email@example.com.
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Oak Park Festival Theatre Artistic Director Peter G. Andersen
Scenic Design by Evan Frank
Lighting Design by Devin Cameron
Costume Design by Janelle Smith
Sound Design by Daniel Ocanto
Props Design by Hannah Dains
Choreography by Christian Bufford
Production Management by Patrick Starner
Technical Direction by Victor Gutierrez
Cast: Chad Bay, Molly Brennan*, Haven Crawley, Taylor Dalton, Julio Gutierrez, Rachel Jones, Sonia Goldberg, Mark Lancaster, Aaron Latterell, Lucas Prizant, Will Wilhelm*, Kade Cox (US), James Hendley (US), and Juliana Liscio (US)
Apprentices: Sage Brown, Luke Bucaro, Francesca Butera, Sophia Colon Roosevelt, Bridget Delaney, Dallas Fangmann, Maddy Foler, Kendall Grenolds, Noah Lash, Kristen Serbia, Logan Van Lerberghe
*Denotes membership in Actors’ Equity Association
^Denotes Oak Park Festival Theatre Artistic Associate