Celebrating 40 years of bringing riveting theater to the heart of Oak Park!

Now in its 41st season, Oak Park Festival Theatre is the Midwest’s oldest professional outdoor classical theatre. Oak Park Festival Theatre is a professional theater company working under contract with Actors’ Equity Association, producing summer productions of Shakespeare and other theatrical masterpieces that are staged under the stars in lovely Austin Gardens in the heart of down town Oak Park.


Meet Joshua Carroll

Meet TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD cast member Joshua Carroll…   Joshua Carroll (Boo Radley, Nathan Radley) Joining Oak Park Festival Theatre for his first production, Josh could not be more ecstatic to be here! Hailing from St. Louis, Josh most recently was seen... read more

Meet our Director!

Meet TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Director Vaun Monroe… Vaun Monroe (Director) is a freelance director and professor who previously was Assistant Professor in the Film and Video Department at Columbia College Chicago where he taught Directing, Screenwriting and Film... read more

Meet Jack Hickey

Meet TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD cast member Jack Hickey… Jack Hickey* (Sheriff Heck Tate) is the Artistic Director of Oak Park Festival Theatre, now in his 14th year with the company. Roles here include Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night, Charlie in Seascape, Michael... read more

Meet Aaron Christensen!

Meet TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD cast member Aaron Christensen…   Aaron Christensen* (Bob Ewell) happily returns to Festival’s fold, having appeared as Pistol in Henry IV and Henry V and evangelical windbag Matthew Brady in Inherit the Wind. Windy City theater... read more

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