First Folio Theatre Overview
Geographic areas served: Midwest
Our mission is to provide high quality professional productions of Shakespeare and other classic works to the people of the western suburbs of Chicago. In creating live theatre productions, we will enhance the cultural activities at the Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook, and bring attention to the historic and environmental site there. Our mission emphasizes a training initiative for young theatre artists, including a college intern program. We shall share these classic works with the youth of the area through our educational touring programs, providing a living counterpoint to their literature studies.
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I began my relationship with First Folio as an adoring member of the audience, introducing friends to Shakespeare performed flawlessly and in "my own back yard". As First Folio grew and began to perform year round with an expanded repetoire of classics and new, innovative productions, I became a ... more »
I've been to 2 different First Folio summer outdoor productions of Shakespeare plays with my teens. They loved it. My younger teen saw them perform Macbeth the summer before he read the play in school, and declared later that the First Folio production was better than the excerpts of professional ... more »