Sommercast: A Midsommer Flight Podcast
Where Shakespeare and Chicago meet.

Midsommer Flight invites you to join Chicago actors Julian Stroop and Margaret Kellas on an audio tour of Shakespeare in Chicago. They cover everything from text work and history to modern day practice and current trends for Shakespeare nerds and newbies alike. Enjoy performances and interviews from guest artists, and some new perspectives on some very old plays. Also stay up to date with information about Midsommer Flight’s performance and events to catch some free public Shakespeare in Chicago.

Episodes are released monthly and will be available on iTunes. Subscribe!

Julian Stroop
Margaret Kellas


Episode 1: Pilot – Get to know Julian, Margaret, and Midsommer Flight (May 2017)
Episode 2: Play On
– A conversation with Midsommer Flight’s Resident Music Director, Elizabeth Rentfro (June 2017)
Episode 3: Fill Thy Well
– Interviews with Hamlet cast and crew from rehearsal in the park (July 2017)
Episode 4: Tameness of a Wolf
– An interview with Midsommer Flight Founder and Producing Artistic Director, Beth Wolf (August 2017)
Episode 5: October Teaser – A short episode to catch up with Julian and Margaret (September 2017)
Episode 6: Fear No More – The Halloween episode, plus an interview with Sam Cheeseman from Hamlet (October 2017)
Episode 7: Twelfth Night Preview – The Twelfth Night preview episode, with insider interviews with the cast and crew (December 2017)
Episode 8: An Apple Cleft in Twain – An interview with theatrical power couple Dylan S. Roberts and Amy Malcom (January 2018)
Episode 9: Not Afraid of Greatness – An interview with Midsommer Flight Associate Producer Kanomé Jones (March 2018)
Episode 10: My Kingdom for a Kristina – An interview with Kristina McCloskey, director of Midsommer Flight’s co-production with Unbound Theatre Company of Richard III staged reading. (April 2018)
Episode 11: LaKecia and Juliet – An interview with actress LaKecia Harris, who will appear as Julia in 2018’s Two Gentlemen of Verona in Chicago parks. (May 2018)
Episode 12: Fair Verona – Julian interviews members of the cast of Two Gentlemen of Verona. (July 2018)
Episode 13: Sommer’s Day – Julian chats with ensemble members Elizabeth Rentfro and Erick Rivera, composers of the company’s new sonnet album. (September 20`18)
Episode 14: There Shall You Have Me – Julian interviews Twelfth Night 2018 director Ian Damont Martin. (December 2018)

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