**** Highly Recommended **** I love seeing Shakespeare under the stars. With its forest setting, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is an ideal choice for First Folio’s 20th anniversary on the outdoor stage. Nay-sayers aside, we know that Shakespeare doesn’t have to be heavy going. In fact, Director Hayley Rice’s light-hearted approach had the audience chuckling. I don’t mind admitting that I was laughing too! I give “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” 4 Spotlights.
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream runs through August 14th on First Folio’s outdoor stage on the grounds of the Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st Street (31st & Rt. 83), Oakbrook. Running time is 2 hours, 20 minutes, with one intermission. Performances are Wednesday through Sunday at 8:15 pm. Tickets range from $29-$39. Parking is free. FYI (630) 986-8067 or www.firstfolio.org.
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