Jack Hickey (Colonel Pickering)
Jack is the Artistic Director of the Oak Park Festival Theatre, and this summer he will also appear here as Gremio in The Taming of the Shrew. This season is his 15th year with the company and Pygmalion marks his 20 production with the company. For the Festival, Jack directed As You Like It, The Comedy of Errors, Much Ado About Nothing, and Loves Labours Lost. For NIU Jack directed An Ideal Husband and for Village Players he directed You Can’t Take It With You. Roles at OPFT include Claudius in Hamlet, Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night, Sheriff Heck Tate in To Kill A Mockingbird, Michael (Equity Jeff Nomination) in Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, Drummond in Inherit the Wind, Falstaff in Henry the Fourth, Fluellen in Henry V, Teddy in Faith Healer and the title role in Cyrano de Bergerac. Jack is also a company member of ShawChicago, where he recently played William the Waiter in You Never Can Tell. Other recent ShawChicago credits include The Devil in Don Juan in Hell, Undershaft in Major Barbara, Crofts in Candida.