Bring your ladies and gentlemen to see Oak Park Festival Theatre’s production of William Shakespeare’s comedy, “The Two Gentlemen of Verona,” through August 22, and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside!
“The Two Gentlemen of Verona” is one of those “mix-up” comedies in which Valentine and Proteus, after being in love with each other’s girlfriend, find true love at the end. Hurrah! The play also has the women protagonists, Julia and Silvia, dress up as men to spy on their boyfriends. Top notch Shakespeare? No. More fun than “King Lear?” You bet. Is the plot thick? Oh yeah. Is it bawdy? Cover little Susie’s ears.
Nothing says summer as much as Shakespeare in the park. Oak Park Festival Theatre is one of the best venues around. Austin Park, a perfect setting for outdoor theatre, is surrounded by trees and the historic village of Oak Park. Come early and enjoy the Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, Ernest Hemingway’s childhood home, the wonderful downtown restaurants, or take a picnic to the park!
The Oak Park Festival Theatre is located at Austin Gardens, 167 Forest Avenue in Oak Park. For tickets go to www.oakparkfestival.com and follow the prompts.
Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside, just a short drive to see “The Two of Verona at the Oak Park Festival Theatre, provides free shuttle service to and from O’Hare Airport in Chicago. The hotel offers affordable, comfortable rooms, a breakfast bar and restaurant and much more. The hotel is pet friendly and offers AAA rates.