Oak Park Festival Theatre Announces MACBETH and THE FAIR MAID OF THE WEST Casts

Oak Park Festival Theatre Announces MACBETH and THE FAIR MAID OF THE WEST Casts

Pictured: Amanda Forman

Oak Park Festival Theatre has announced casting and directors for their summer two-show season of Shakespeare’s MACBETH and THE FAIR MAID OF THE WEST by Thomas Heywood.

MACBETH, running June 15 – July 22, will be helmed by Barbara Zahora who has cast Matthew Fahey as the titular Scottish general. Lady Macbeth will be portrayed by Melanie Keller.

Thomas Heywood’s English Renaissance drama THE FAIR MAID OF THE WEST was adapted and directed in 1994 by Kevin Theis for the CT20 Ensemble, garnering eight Jeff nominations. Theis is revisiting the swashbuckling spectacle at Oak Park Festival Theatre July 27 – September 2. The cast is lead by Amanda Forman as “low-born tavern girl” Bess Bridges, and Zach Livingston plays her love interest, Spencer.

Oak Park Festival Theatre’s full 2017 season casting includes:

MACBETH
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Barbara Zahora
June 15 – July 22

MACBETH – Matthew Fahey
LADY MACBETH – Melanie Keller
WITCH 1 – Elyse Dawson
WITCH 2 – Savanna Rae
WITCH 3 – Mark Lancaster
MACDUFF/CAPTAIN – Christopher Jones
BANQUO/DOCTOR – Bryan Wakefield
MALCOLM – Matthew Gall
LENNOX/SIWARD – Joshua Carroll
DUNCAN/PORTER – Jack Hickey
FLEANCE/FIONA MACDUFF – Gwen Theis
LADY MACDUFF/HECTATE – Jhenai Mootz
DONALBAIN/YOUNG SIWARD – Sean Kelly
ROSS/MENTEITH – Jaq Seifert

THE FAIR MAID OF THE WEST
By Thomas Heywood

Directed and Adapted by Kevin Theis
July 27 – September 2

BESS BRIDGES – Amanda Forman
SPENCER – Zach Livingston
ROUGHMAN – Aaron Christensen
GOODLACK – Debo Balogun
CLEM – Bobby Bowman
TOTA/CHORUS – Melissa Carlson
MULLISHEG – Jack Hickey
ALCADE/CARROLL – Mark Lancaster
JOFFER – Drew Mierzejewski
SPANISH CAPTAIN/ENSEMBLE – Nelson A. Rodriguez
FIGHT ENSEMBLE – Bryan Wakefield
FIGHT ENSEMBLE – Ken Miller
FIGHT ENSEMBLE – Kate Booth
FIGHT ENSEMBLE – Bill Gordon

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Jason Epperson

Jason is a producer, manager, and designer with 17 years of experience in Chicago, New York, and in the touring market. In 2015, he founded Lotus Theatricals - the publisher of Performink, and an independent commercial producing company - with Abigail Trabue.

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