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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Meet SHREW cast member Jesse Dornan (Hortensio)

Jesse Dornan (Hortensio) is overjoyed to work with Oak Park for the first time! Other Chicago credits: Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Remy Bumppo, Trap Door, 16th Street, Brown Paper Box Company, Fox Valley, Shaw Chicago, Chicago Dramatist's, Boho, Backroom Shakespeare,...

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Meet SHREW cast member, Tony Dobrowolski (Baptistia)

Tony Dobrowolski (Baptistia) is delighted to return to OPFT (in Austin Gardens). Tony is regularly seen in the WOFPT Radio performances at the Nineteenth Century Club and in the annual MID-WINTER'S TALES Benefits. Tony has previously appeared in OPFT'S Hamlet (2006),...

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Meet SHREW cast member Johnathan Nieves (Biondello)

Johnathan Nieves (Biondello) is ecstatic to be making his Shakespearean debut here at OPTF.  Upcoming stage credits; How We Got On (Haven Theatre), Sycamore (Raven Theatre). Previous stage credits; Compass (Steppenwolf), Jesus Hopped the A Train (Eclipse...

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Meet SHREW our Petruchio, John Crosthwaite!

John Crosthwaite (Petruchio) is an Artistic Associate with the Oak Park Festival Theater and is honored to return for his fourth production here in Austin Gardens. Previous OPFT credits include Twelfth Night (Sir Andrew), Hamlet (Bernardo/Gravedigger) and The...

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