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Jack Hickey* (Artistic Director)

JackHickey-1021x1024Jack has been with the company for nine seasons. For Festival Theatre he has directed Much Ado About NothingThe Comedy of ErrorsAs You Like It, and Love’s Labour’s Lost. Roles with Festival Theatre include the title role in Sir Toby in Twelfth NightCyrano de Bergerac, Charles Condomine in Blithe Spirit, Howard Bevins in Picnic, Touchstone in As You Like It, John Douglas in Murder by the Book, Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet, and Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Jack has worked with many other theatres including ShawChicago, The Goodman, Drury Lane Oak Brook, Remy Bumppo, and Chicago Dramatists. Favorite roles include that of Buckminster Fuller in the one man show R. Buckminster Fuller: The History and Mystery of the Universe at the Mercury Theatre, and Ko-Ko in The Mikado with Light Opera Works.  This summer, Jack will return to the OPFT stage as Claudius in HAMLET.

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Lucy Carr (Casting Director)

221806_502839673667_56600220_30244577_9587_n2-199x300Lucy has been involved with Festival Theatre since 2008. As an actor: Much Ado About NothingMidwinter’s Tales, and The Hound of the Baskervilles Assistant Director: BetrayalFaith HealerRichard III and Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me (Jeff Recommended). She has been the Casting Director since 2012. She has cast Beyond the Fringe, Richard III, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me (Jeff Recommended), Seascape (Jeff Recommended), Amadeus (Jeff Recommended) and Twelfth Night. Lucy has worked with such theatres as Shaw Chicago, Remy Bumppo, Rasaka, Irish Repertory, Lookingglass, Bailiwick, Glass Onion, Absolute Shakespeare, A Reasonable Facsimile, Strangeloop, Spartan, The Poor Theatre, Abbie Hoffman Festival and Kennedy Center (Washington DC) as well as PR Casting, Simon Casting, Grossman Jack Talent and Stewart Talent. She also teaches at Piven Theatre Workshop and The Viola Project.

Lucy holds a BFA from University of the Arts (Philadelphia), where she was nominated for the Kennedy Center ACTF Best Ensemble award twice, and Gaeity School of Acting (Dublin, Ireland).

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Mary Liming (Box Office Manager)

Mary began her career with Festival Theatre in 1990 as Administrative Assistant to then Managing Director, Sue Levine-Kelly, and Box Office Manager for the 1990 production of Falstaff. She returned as Box Office Manager in 1992 for Dr. Faustus and has been here ever since. Because of her longevity in this position, she has become an archivist/historian for the company.

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