Calling All OPTF Festival Theatre Veterans!
It’s Homecoming Again!
Or, to butcher the Bard:
This day is call’d the feast of Out Door Shakes.
He that outlives the heat, the bugs and loos,
Will stand a tip-toe when this day is nam’d,
And rouse him at the name of “Lightening Hold”.
He that hath trod this stage, and held for ‘planes,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his castmates,
And say ‘To-morrow is Alumni Day.’
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars,
And say ‘These wounds I had in Austin Gard’n.’
Some lines forgot; some ne’re in order learnt,
But he’ll remember, with advantages,
What bows he took each night. Then shall our names,
with skeeters in his mouth as household words-
O’Gara,Mula and Calandra,
Hickey and Theis, Gockle and Dirty Cowboy-
Be in their bannéd brews freshly rememb’red.
So plan to meet again upon the hallowed ground of Austin Gardens for:
Beach Blanket Bingo TWELFTH NIGHT on Sunday, August 18
Special Alumni rate of $10 (children under 12 FREE) by phone at 708-445-4440 or at the box office