by William Shakespeare
Produced by Oak Park Festival Theatre
Opened July 2013 at Austin Gardens
Shakespeare’s classic gender-bending comedy meets the fun-lovin’ and free flowing 1960s beach party movie genre.
Chicago Reader: “Every comic turn in this complicated tale is executed with grace and verve… Even more impressive, though, is how well this production brings out the deeper tones in the play-both lead females, Viola and Olivia, are dealing with the deaths of beloved siblings-without damaging the comedy.”
Chicago Sun-Times: “The show is a party from start to finish, and audiences who show up for it will surely enjoy themselves immensely.”
Centerstage Chicago: “Shakespeare in the park is like champagne in a hot tub. It’s the right product in the right location. Oak Park Festival Theatre has proven this once again with Lavina Jadhwani’s staging of Twelfth Night… The staging fits the show like a glove.”
Featuring Chris Ballou, Lucy Carapetyan, Will Clinger, Katy Carolina Collins, John Crosthwaite, Kevin Barry Crowley, Luke Daigle, Jack Hickey, Pat King, Jackson McLaughlin, Jhenai Mootz, Bryan Wakefield and Scot West.
Photos by Johnny Knight.