What an incredible year we’ve had at Midsommer Flight! Upon seeing Twelfth Night, the NewCity Stage critic made a thrilling observation: “With this production, Midsommer Flight marks its arrival as an artistic force.” I am so proud of everything the company has accomplished this year, and I want to take a moment to thank everyone who was a part of our major growth and exciting programming in 2015 — from artists to audiences, park personnel to consultants, social media followers to donors, and anyone else in between.
As many of you already know, this was a year of “firsts” for Midsommer Flight. Our summer tour of Macbeth expanded to Lincoln Park for the first time, bringing our performance venue total up to four parks and reaching a record audience of over 1,200 people. The Fourth Walsh called it “a fresh, vivid look at a Shakespeare classic,” and audiences cheered at the thrilling sword fights and intense drama.
We also brought Shakespeare in the Conservatory to Chicago for the first time ever this holiday season. Our “bright and joyful” Twelfth Night delighted audiences in the gorgeous Show House Room of the Lincoln Park Conservatory, and was highly recommended by every critic who attended, including Chicago Reader, NewCity Stage, and The Fourth Walsh. Another first for the company was recording a Cast Album of the show’s original music, which many audience members were excited to buy after seeing the show (and which is still available online!).
We aim to continue raising the bar in 2016, and your financial support at any level can make a big difference — individual contributions comprise almost 75% of our income. With just a few days left before year-end, I’d like to invite you to make a tax-deductible donation by Thursday, December 31. Make your secure donation here.
Thank you for being a part of Midsommer Flight’s family in 2015, and I hope you’ll consider a gift to help Chicago’s newest “artistic force” grow in 2016 and beyond. Thanks and best wishes for a happy, healthy New Year!
Producing Artistic Director