Oak Park Festival Theatre was one of the first companies back to live performance this year after the COVID-19 shutdown with their production of The Tempest, staged in their longtime outdoor home at Austin Gardens. They weathered that storm, only to suffer a fire on November 23 at their offices in downtown Oak Park, located […]
Given the choice of presenting an evening of Edgar Allan Poe’s better known stories and poetry (“The Tell-Tale Heart,” “Annabel Lee,” “The Raven”) and writing a play about the tormented alcoholic author and his obsessive pre- and post-mortem love for his first cousin/child bride Virginia, David Rice did both, weaving together dramatic readings of Poe’s […]
Beatrice and Benedick are better apart than together in Oak Park Festival’s production.
Bureaucracy, sweet bureaucracy!
They sound their barbaric yawp through the living room.
But Olympe de Gouges and the other women of the French Revolution are worth knowing.
A world premiere at Gift Theatre and a play about abortion are among this week’s notable plays.