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Last Nights to Catch Shakespeare's Richard the III

Play ends the 2012 summer season of the Oak Park Festival Theatre.

Oak Park's Festival Theatre will close out its 2012 summer season this weekend with its final two performances of Shakespeare's .

Shows will start at 8 p.m. Aug. 24 and Aug. 25 at Austin Gardens, 167 Forest Ave. in Oak Park. 

One of the consummate showmen in the Shakespearean canon, Richard III uses his intelligence and skills of deception and political manipulation to overthrow his older brother Edward for the throne of England. Richard III deftly navigates between humor, terror, eroticism, and courtly nobility in Shakespeare’s timeless tale of political ambition. Belinda Bremner directs after her highly praised production of Faith Healer last year.

Kevin Theis stars as the title character and David Skvarla returns to the OPFT stage. Theis and Skvarla played the leads under Bremner’s direction in OPFT’s richly praised Of Mice and Men in summer 2010.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $15 for students. Tickets for youngsters under the age of 12 are free.

For more information or to buy tickets online click here.

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