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Midsommer Flight at Various Parks
Thru - Aug 25, 2019

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Midsommer Flight at Various Parks

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  • Recommended
  • Somewhat Recommended
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Windy City Times- Recommended

"...Richard Eisloeffel is an interesting choice for Caliban, a person forced into servitude and constantly mocked. There's something poignant in that Eisloeffel's Caliban is not costumed/made up differently than any other performer, but is still referred to as monstrous and beastly by all. To me, it serves to highlight that no one deserves that abuse, and even characters we think of as honorable are the worst offenders. Stephanie Monday is booming and commanding as Prospero with a stage-filling presence that resonates, and Elana Weiner-Kaplow is a whirlwind as Ariel, the nimble connective tissue binding everyone-not at all shabby for a free evening in the park."
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Sean Margaret Wagner



Stage and Cinema- Recommended

"...Midsommer Flight's rightly sprightly production features a rich score of minstrel music, rapid-fire set switches (including a ship with a human prow), supple and serviceable costume changes, and lots of convulsive entrances and exits. By the end the park, so much manufactured nature, has been domesticated by all-shaping art. It's become the seemingly inevitable backdrop for a trove of sprawling make-believe."
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Lawrence Bommer