The second season of the Three Oaks Theater Festival wraps up this weekend with Seanachai Theatre’s Hughie, featuring Bard Armacost.
Here at ChiIL Mama & ChiIL Live Shows, we adore Three Oaks, MI. It's close enough to Chicago for a weekend getaway or summer home and yet it's worlds away from the traffic jams, heat, and hustle of city summers. Just because you escape the less savory elements of the city, that doesn't mean you have to leave culture and great theatre behind. Some of Chicago's best performers, and many favorites of ours are escaping to Three Oaks too! Check it out!
By Eugene O’Neill
Presented by Seanachaí Theatre Company
Directed by Kevin Fox
Featuring Brad Armacost
Friday, August 1, 8:00pm ET (7:00pm CT)
Saturday, August 2, 8:00pm ET (7:00pm CT)
Performed at Lakeside Inn, 15251 Lakeshore Rd, Lakeside, MI
Ticket prices: $25
Check out the fun trailer, featuring local residents of Harbor Country:
Eugene O’Neill’s classic two-character play is set in the lobby of a hotel early one morning in the late 1920s. Its characters are the hotel's gray and withdrawn night clerk, and "Erie" Smith, a penny-ante gambler who has spent most of his last 15 years at the hotel between periods of drunkenness. His most recent bender was prompted by the death of the title character, who was the night clerk's predecessor. Erie babbles through tales of his life's imaginary successes, as well as his panicky optimism for the future. The night clerk can only listen to this study in fraudulent glibness, which is touching, revealing and a telling measure of what is behind this man's delusions. O'Neill renders a palpable journey into Erie's soul that both invites and compels us to join Erie in supportive community along his path of mourning to ultimate redemption.
About the season
Co-founders John Stoops, Tim Evans, and Marc Grapey proudly present the second season of Three Oaks Theater Festival, a summer theater festival that brings limited-engagement runs of highly-acclaimed, professional productions to audiences in Harbor Country, Michigan. This expanded season is being performed in creative venues throughout Harbor Country, including the Acorn Theater, Vickers Theatre, and the historic Lakeside Inn. Three Oaks Theater Festival is presented with major support by The Pokagon Fund.
The 2014 Three Oaks Theater Festival presented the family-friendly Blair Thomas & Co.’s A Piano with Three Tales; Dennis Watkins’ The Magic Parlour; a staged reading of TimeLine Theatre’s The Normal Heart; David Lutken in Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie; Jackalope Theatre’s Exit Strategy; and will produce the upcoming Seanachaí Theatre Company’s Hughie.
About Three Oaks
Three Oaks, Michigan, located about 70 miles from Chicago, has approximately 1,600 residents. Despite its size, the quaint Village is remarkably well-developed in the arts with a live performance venue, art house movie theater and galleries featuring the work of established and emerging artists. Chamberlain Path, located steps from the main street, has been turned into a sculpture garden featuring monumental sculptures by local and national artists. The town also hosts two annual art festivals; the Art Attack weekend and Art in the Park. Meanwhile, Dewey Cannon Park is home to Music in the Park, a free concert series held every Saturday during the summer. Perhaps most indicative of the town’s quirky, artistic spirit, Three Oaks is one of the few villages in the country with the official position of Village Poet Laureate.
Information and tickets are available at www.threeoaksfestival.com or call 866-811-4111.