Oak Park-River Forest Chamber to host members only Night Out at Festival Theatre Aug. 6

Event will recognize the many volunteers that support the Chamber throughout the year

August 3rd, 2015 9:00 AM

Two Gentlemen is set in the over-the-top, youth-centric 1980s world of John Hughes and offers everything you could want in a romantic comedy: moony and misguided guys, smart and resourceful gals, a road trip, a funny bit with a dog and, of course, plenty of cross-dressing. Shakespeare's classic is performed outdoors through August 22. Show times: Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sundays 7 p.m. Also Wed. Aug. 19 8 p.m. $27-Seniors $22, Student-$15, Children under 12 & dogs-free. For more information visit

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By Community Editor

All members of the Oak Park-River Forest Chamber of Commerce are invited to a Chamber Night Out!  

Enjoy a cocktail hour with appetizers from Marion Street Market, picnic and an outdoor performance of Shakespeare's "Two Gentlemen of Verona," presented by Oak Park Festival Theatre in Austin Gardens.

For the special all-inclusive rate of $25, you get a complimentary drink ticket at a 6pm cocktail party at Nineteenth Century Club, a boxed picnic dinner from Twomaytoz Event Catering, entry to Austin Gardens for the 8pm show and desserts plus signature Oak Park Blend tea from Srenitea during the intermission. We will be recognizing some of our top volunteers at the cocktail party.

We'll have a special seating area at the show.  In case of rain, we'll hold the cocktail party and move the picnic indoors.  You can use your show ticket another night.

Click here tp register now for this special rate!

If you wait and buy tickets at the door, feel free to join the cocktail party but show tickets will be $27.

This event was organized with the help of the Wednesday Journal.  Thanks to the following Chamber Gold Members who helped sponsor:  Batteries + Bulbs, Flood Bros., Frazier Orthodontics, Illinois Vein and Vascular, Oak Park Arms and  Thanks also to Pineapple Dance Studio for donating a gift for each of our guests!

One of our bloggers, Doug Deuchler, wrote a review of Festival Theatre's "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" and said:

"We are extremely fortunate to have Oak Park Festival Theatre's charming production with its captivating young cast, strongly and imaginatively directed by Lavina Jadhwani, here in Austin Gardens for the next month. It's a light, breezy midsummer confection.

Among its other attributes, this work is basically a laboratory of dramatic ideas — a wonderful warehouse of possibilities Shakespeare would tap into when writing future plays, such as two men in love with the same woman, a woman disguised as a man, mistaken identity, a band of forest bandits, smart-aleck servants, a babe-on-a-balcony, and young lovers triumphing over obstructive parents."

Click here to read the complete review.