Get ready for our 2017 Season!
The Miracle Worker
by William Gibson
June 16th – July 30th, 2017. Ages 6+
Based on Helen Keller's autobiography, The Story of My Life, William Gibson’s Pulitzer Prize winning drama was the Broadway hit of 1959. The story of this American classic follows Annie Sullivan, a once-blind girl from an impoverished background who – as Helen’s governess and teacher – tames the wild young girl, who is deaf, blind, mute, and completely out-of-control. Emotionally charged and uplifting.
Barefoot in the Park
By Neil Simon
June 30th – July 28th, 2017. Ages 10+
Barefoot in the Park is a romantic comedy by Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Neil Simon, one of America’s most successful, prolific, and performed playwrights. Set in a quirky fifth-floor, walk-up apartment in Manhattan, in the early 1960s, the play follows newlyweds Paul and Corie Bratter during the contentious first days of their marriage, as they learn how to live together. This non-stop-laugh comedy enjoyed the longest Broadway run of any of Simon’s plays.
The Winter's Tale
by William Shakespeare
July 14th – July 29th, 2017. Ages 10+
Shakespeare’s timeless romance of obsession and redemption. The play begins as an intense psychological drama, following the paranoid jealousy and unjust actions of King Leontes against his wife, Hermione, and best friend, Polixenes. But midway, the play jumps time, place and genre to become a hilarious pastoral comedy centered on the secret romance of their children, which ultimately brings the two plots full circle to a magical and moving ending.
Performances run in rotating repertory in Hall Auditorium, 67 N. Main St, Oberlin, Ohio.
All performances are absolutely FREE to the public and geared toward the entire family, including school-aged children - ages 6 to 96! To accommodate families with younger members, evening performances begin at 7 PM. There are also 2 PM matinees on most Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, giving out-of-town patrons the opportunity to see two shows in the same day.
To reserve tickets, please call (440) 775-8169 or click the button above for more information.
This summer the Oberlin Summer Theater Festival will once again be offering the Acting Shakespeare Intensive, formerly known as the Shakespeare Day Camp, for area high school students, grades 9 through 12.