Last year’s smash hit returns! A holiday tradition continues as Midsommer Flight presents Shakespeare in the Conservatory.
“With this production, Midsommer Flight marks its arrival as an artistic force.” –NewCity Stage, Recommended
“A bright and joyful rendition of Twelfth Night!” –Chicago Reader, Recommended
by William Shakespeare
December 1-18, 2016
Thursdays – Sundays, 7:30 PM
Preview Performance ~ December 1
Press Opening ~ December 2
FREE (Donations gratefully acceopted)
Reservations Recommended due to limited seating
Twelfth Night takes the audience to Illyria, where a shipwrecked Viola disguises herself as a boy to work for the Duke Orsino. She promptly falls in love with him, who in turn loves the fair lady Olivia. Misunderstandings and misplaced love abound in this delightful comedy.
The title of the play refers to the “twelfth night of Christmas,” and some historians believe the play was originally written and performed for the holiday. Come celebrate the holiday season with Midsommer Flight with this unique, family-friendly, “indoor Shakespeare in the Park” experience inside the iconic Lincoln Park Conservatory.
Most of last year’s cast and crew (listed below) are returning for the remount this year, plus a few new faces who we are excited to welcome.
CAST: Kim Egan, Meredith Ernst, Adam Habben, Kanome’ Jones, Jake Jones, Nick Loumos, Martel Manning, Alex Mauney, Ian Michael Minh, Elizabeth Rentfro, Erick Rivera, Chris Smith, Jeremy Thompson, and Maureen Yasko.
PRODUCTION STAFF: Beth Wolf (Director), Dylan S. Roberts (Associate Director), Chad Bay (Assistant Director), Elizabeth Rentfro (Composer/Music Director), Chris Smith (Fight Choreographer), Elizabeth Shorrock (Costume Designer), and Robin Waisanen (Stage Manager).
In order to keep our tickets free, we need your support. Please consider a donation of any amount to support production costs for Twelfth Night.
This project was partially supported by a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.