Oak Park Festival Theatre is a professional theater company working under contract with Actors’ Equity Association, producing the works of William Shakespeare as they were meant to be staged – as thrilling, living, popular theater, al fresco in pastoral Austin Gardens to augment the imagery and poetry of the Bard’s English language. The Theatre has expanded offerings to include classics and other challenging productions – outdoors each summer in Austin Gardens and indoors during the spring and fall at the Madison Street Theater at 1010 W. Madison in Oak Park.


Two Companies. Two Camps. Two Gents. Too wonderful! Summer Camp for Girls – Ages 10 to 16 Week of August 3 to August 7, 2015 Price: From $315 Register by February 13th to tak[Read More...]
How to Apply: Complete and submit the following application, including your personal statement,  & resume to OPFT Artistic Director Jack Hickey, artisticdirector@oakparkfestiva[Read More...]
  6:30 pm  – Doors Open with music in Unity House 7:00 pm – Program  8:30 pm – Holiday Reception  Advance Purchase: $25 General Admission, $20 Seniors, $10 studen[Read More...]
By Tony Dobrowolski, OPFT Artistic  Associate The birth of The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde’s only novel was occasioned by a dinner shared by Oscar, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle a[Read More...]
Following the “howling” success last year of The Hound of the Baskervilles, the WVOP Radio Players presents a brand new radio adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s spine-chilling The Picture[Read More...]
PICTURE THIS “The story of terror can be as simple as a sheeted ghost rattling chains. .. Or it can be those terrible fathomless shadows which lie buried deep in the primitive mind[Read More...]
Tony Dobrowolski  An Oak Park resident since 1992, Tony’s relationship with OPFT began with the 1996 production of HAMLET in which he played both Polonius and The First Grave Digge[Read More...]
Oak Park Festival Theatre (OPFT) is blessed year after year with dedicated and hard working theatre interns.  They don’t come for the money, but they stay for their love of t[Read More...]
1940’s radio Drama Returns! Festival Theatre’ “Radio Acting Company” returns to The Nineteenth Century Charitable Association October 3rd and 5th with The P[Read More...]
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“The Importance of Being Earnest” Author: Alan Bresloff ★★★★★There is nothing like enjoying a summer evening, under the stars, watching a play. This is an experience that can only [Read More...]
By Kerry Reid, Special to the Tribune “In matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity, is the vital thing,” observes Gwendolen in “The Importance of Being E[Read More...]
Play Review: Wilde’s ‘Earnest’ wit has sparkle to spare at Oak Park Festival Theatre Catey Sullivan | Sun-Times Media                      If you like your humor dry and your comed[Read More...]
As the second production of our gala fortieth season, Oak Park Festival Theatre (the Midwest’s oldest professional outdoor classical theatre) presents Comedy’s crown jewel, The Imp[Read More...]
Ella Gill, 2014 Oak Park-River Forest High School graduate and soon to be NYU freshman, will receive the second annual Young Artist Award honoring a recent graduate who has generou[Read More...]