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Sommercast Episode 8: An Apple Cleft in Twain

Julian and Margaret interview “power couple” Dylan S. Roberts and Amy Malcom. Dylan is a director and a Midsommer Flight ensemble member who recently directed TWELFTH NIGHT. Amy is a gifted actress who just played Malvolio in the same show. Listen to them chat about how they met, how they each got their start in theatre, and what it’s like to work with your spouse.

Sommercast Episode 7: Twelfth Night Preview

Julian and Margaret catch up after their Thanksgiving celebrations, and then sit down with the cast and crew of Twelfth Night to get the inside scoop about the show, now playing at the Lincoln Park Conservatory through December 17.

Sommercast Episode 6: Fear No More

It’s our Halloween episode! Julian and Margaret discuss witchcraft in Shakespeare’s time, and the Midsommer Flight ensemble and guest artists perform some of Shakespeare’s best spooky music and monologues. Later in the episode, they interview Sam Cheeseman, who played Hamlet in the company’s recent production.

Sommercast Episode 4: Tameness of a Wolf

Julian and Margaret sit down with Midsommer Flight’s Founder and Producing Artistic Director, Beth Wolf. They chat about Beth’s journey in the Chicago theatre scene, the genesis of Midsommer Flight, and New Year’s resolutions. They also show off their best audition monologues and talk about the Dos and Don’ts of auditioning for Shakespeare.

Sommercast Episode 2: Play On

Julian interviews Elizabeth Rentfro, Midsommer Flight ensemble member and Resident Music Director. Their lively conversation hits upon everything from music in Shakespeare’s plays, to Elizabeth’s experiences creating music from classical text for Midsommer Flight, to Paul Rudd.

With special shout outs to other outdoor theatre happening this summer presented by our friends at Strawdog and Muse of Fire.