THE LATEST NEWS FROM OPFT…

Meet OPFT’s newest Artistic Associate, Matthew Gall!!!

OPFT is excited to announce its newest Artistic Associate, Matthew Gall! Gall returns to OPFT to play Tranio in The Taming of the Shrew, after playing Rosencrantz in Hamlet and understudying The Importance of Being Ernest in 2014. “I’m honored to join and... read more

Meet TAMING OF THE SHREW Director, Adrianne Cury

Adrianne Cury (Director) has had the privilege of working as an actor in Chicagoland with Oak Park Festival(as Rosemary in Picnic,an all-time favorite), About Face, Writers Theatre, Famous Door, Next, First Folio, Chicago Shakespeare, Chicago Shakespeare Project,... read more

Meet the SHREW: Jhenai Mootz

Jhenai Mootz (Kate) has been honored to have been working with OPFT since 2006 as an actor, and joined the staff in 2016 as OPFT’s Managing Director. Also performed at OPFT: Osric in Hamlet, Olivia in Twelfth Night, Lady Anne in Richard III, Raina in Arms and the Man,... read more

Meet SHREW cast member Daniella Pereira (Bianca)

Daniella Pereira (Bianca) is thrilled to be working on her first production with Oak Park Theatre! Previously, Daniella had the honor of portraying Jane Blair and Michelle Witmer in Griffins Theatre touring show, Letters Home. Other Chicago credits include:... read more

Meet SHREW cast member Matty Robinson (Grumio)

Matty Robinson (Grumio) is excited to be a part of OPFT’s production of The Taming of the Shrew. Matty is a proud Illinois State University alumni holding a Bachelor of Science degree in theatre. You can nd him Friday nights during Pimprov as Prince Midas, doing shows... read more

Meet SHREW cast member Robert Koon (Pedant)

Robert Koon (Pedant) is pleased to be making his first appearance at OPFT with Taming of the Shrew.  Recent appearances include Human Terrain (Broken Nose Theatre), Lunacy! (Jackalope Theatre), Graveyard of Empires (16th Street Theatre), Jet Black Chevrolet (the side... read more

Meet SHREW cast member Sarafina Vecchio (Widow)

Sarafina Vecchio (Widow) is thrilled to be making her OPFT debut. She is a teaching artist in Chicago and a new Oak Park resident. She has most recently worked with Metropolis, The Other Theatre Co., Speaking Ring and Janus Theatre, where she has been an ensemble... read more

Meet SHREW cast member Jack Hickey (Gremio)

Jack Hickey (Gremio) is the Artistic Director for OPFT, and earlier this season played Col. Pickering in Pygmalion. This is his 15th year with the company and The Taming of the Shrew marks his 24th production here. He is delighted to welcome Jhenai Mootz as Managing... read more

Meet SHREW cast member Matthew Gall (Tranio)

Matthew Gall (Tranio) returns to OPFT after playing Rosencrantz in Hamlet and understudying The Importance of Being Ernest in 2014. In Chicago, Matthew was seen recently in New Country (Den Theatre), Design for Living (Pride Films & Plays), and Major... read more

Meet SHREW cast member David Elliot (Vincentio)

David Elliot (Vincentio) is excited to be working at OPFT again!  Other Credits: To Kill a Mockingbird, Amadeus, Much Ado About Nothing, Robin Hood (Oak Park Festival Theatre); The Seagull, Spinning into Butter, All My Sons, Six Degrees of Separation (Eclectic... read more

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