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Madness of Edgar Allan Poe - First Folie

It would be madness not to see this production, if you are even remotely a Poe fan. You go from... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2018
Kevin S
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Shrew’d! Outdoor Theatre

Went tonight to once again a well done show at Mayslake. The show was a hybrid of sorts cast in... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Steven A
Hinsdale, Illinois
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1717 31st St, Mayslake Peabody Estate Forest Preserve, Oak Brook, IL 60523-1701
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

It would be madness not to see this production, if you are even remotely a Poe fan. You go from room to room in this very cool mansion, and the performances are fantastic. The show is very moving, and even as a Poe fan myself,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Went tonight to once again a well done show at Mayslake. The show was a hybrid of sorts cast in Chicago of the Taming of the Shrew

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

We have been a number of times in the summer over the years both with other couples for a western suburb lawn show in the summer with food and wine ..and for a family birthday outing og 12 people for a fun night. Excellent theatre...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Steven A
Reviewed 26 January 2017

I went and saw a Shakespeare Production over the summer and had a great time! My mom and I brought a picnic, blanket, and wine and sat on the lawn while we enjoyed the production. Such a cool idea for theater! I would suggest bringing...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank alexisgooose
Reviewed 18 July 2016

This outdoor Shakespeare play did not disappoint. In my opinion, Steve Peebles (Nick Bottom) stole the show! The large stage is amply used; no matter where you sit on the lawn you will have action in front of you. The speaker system was good (only...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Likestogoaway
Reviewed 1 November 2015

First Folio is a small first rate theater company that performs in the majestic Mayslake Peabody Estate. Their crown jewel production is "The Madness Of Edgar Allan Poe" which is revived every few years and is at the end of it's current run. Their productions...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Kenneth K
Reviewed 27 October 2015

We recently saw "The Madness of Edgar Allen Poe - A Love Story" at the Mayslake Estate in Oak Brook. What an incredible experience! It was a moving play that had the audience travel with the cast from room to room making you feel as...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank John Mr F
Reviewed 17 October 2015

A great theater company that does 4 different shows each year. We just saw "The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe" a perfect Halloween season show. My wife and I have been season ticket holders for several years and enjoy all the shows. Tickets at $20...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank 594PaulSF
Reviewed 14 July 2015

What a beautiful summer venue for the Winter's Tale. The stage sits at the bottom of a small hill so the audience is able to easily choose the perfect seat for picnicking before the action begins. Though this particular play seems a bit sobering for...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank LUchicago
Reviewed 20 April 2015

This will be short, as you need to call the box office IMMEDIATELY to score tickets for you and your best girlfriends. Any woman will shake her head repeatedly in agreement and recognition that this play nails what women endure in trying to look good...More

Date of experience: April 2015
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16 July 2018|
Response from Steven A | Reviewed this property |
We have in the past. Good for the existing summer season.