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Call for tickets at (847) 834-0738 or purchase online. Box Office Hours: Tuesdays-Fridays from 12pm-5pm.

Jake’s Women

by Neil Simon

January 16th - March 1st





America’s premier comic playwright makes another hilarious foray into the world of modern relationships. Jake, a novelist who is more successful with fiction that with life, faces a marital crisis by daydreaming about the women in his life. The wildly comic and sometimes moving flashbacks played in his mind are interrupted by visitations from actual females. Jake’s women include a revered first wife who was killed years earlier in an accident, his daughter who is recalled as a child but is now a young woman, his boisterous and bossy sister, an opinionated analyst, his current wife who is leaving Jake for another man, and a prospective third wife. Jake, played by Alan Alda on Broadway, and his women definitely deliver.

The performance runs two hours and twenty minutes including a ten minute intermission.

Adults $40

Students $25

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Cry It Out

by Molly Smith Metzler

March 19th - May 3rd


Adults $40

Students $25

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Now and Then

by Sean Grennan

May 21st - July 5th

Sometimes what happens after last call just might change your life. One night in 1981, just as Jamie is closing the bar where he works, a desperate last-minute customer offers him and his girlfriend Abby two thousand dollars to sit and have a drink with him. Who wouldn’t take it? As the trio swaps stories and Jamie considers the decisions he faces about his musical career and his future with his girlfriend Abby. the young couple begins to realize that this older man is unusually invested in their choices… and the reason he gives them is completely unbelievable. But when a very displeased second stranger arrives, the unbelievable begins to look like it just might be true. Now and Then is a heartfelt romantic comedy about the costs of the choices we make, and the people who make them with us.

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Adults $40

Students $25

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Never the Bridesmaid

by Bill Jepsen

July 23rd - September 6th

Maria and Anthony are a pair of twins whose happily-married parents Elmer and Doris are about to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. Unfortunately, these young adults haven’t shared their parent’s good fortune in life or in love. In fact, they’re both living back at home and their romantic lives have been a bit of a disaster.

Maria has been divorced twice and widowed once. She’s lonely and longs for a loving relationship, but can’t quite get past the idea that she’s a “loser” in love who will never live up to what she sees as her parents’ ideal marriage. But into her world comes Brian, a family friend from childhood who was the best man at her first wedding. Brian has returned home to Chicago and makes a point of reconnecting with his old friend Maria. Could he possibly…?

Maria’s brother Anthony is a literary scholar who has his own problems. He was dumped by his fiancé four years earlier and now he’s so gun-shy and cautious with women that he’s hardly dated since. Perhaps Maria’s close friend Kathleen, a career-oriented young professional, can weave her way into his life in unexpected ways. Might she uncover something special?

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Adults $40

Students $25

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Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure

by Steven Dietz

September 24th - November 8th

The world’s greatest detective has seemingly reached the end of his remarkable career when a case presents itself that is too tempting to ignore: The King of Bohemia is about to be blackmailed by a notorious photograph, and the woman at the heart of this crime is the famous opera singer, Irene Adler. With his trusted companion, Doctor Watson, at his side, Sherlock Holmes pursues first the case, and then the affections of Miss Adler—and in doing so, marches right into the lair of his longtime adversary, that malevolent genius of crime: Professor Moriarty. In this spirited, fast-moving and thoroughly theatrical adaptation, Steven Dietz presents Holmes at the height of his powers—surrounded by all the elements that fans of his exploits have come to expect: danger, intrigue, wit, humor and surprise. “The game is afoot, Watson—and it is a dangerous one!”

Winner of the 2007 Edgar Award for Best Mystery Play. “Dietz’s genius here is in creating both story and dialogue that could pass for Doyle’s own. The playwright—who previously adapted Bram Stoker’s Dracula and P.G. Wodehouse’s Over the Moon to great effect—has created a gleeful whodunit that’s both deeply original and an expert homage to all things Holmesian.” —Phoenix New Times. “This witty, well-crafted script is very much an homage to Conan Doyle, and the play’s greatest pleasure is seeing his iconic characters brought to life. A delightful evening of entertainment.” —Arizona Republic. “In his original plays and in those he adapts, Steven Dietz creates interesting worlds. Dietz has now conjured Victorian England and a tidy flat at 221B Baker Street. You don’t have to be a scholar of detective stories to enjoy the script Dietz has crafted—there’s enough intrigue and adventure, and even a touch of romance, with the inclusion of Irene Adler, a woman who is Holmes’ intellectual equal. Dietz has created a fun evening that moves quickly, and is guaranteed to please everyone who joins in the game.” —BackStage.

Adults – $40

Students – $25

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It’s a Wonderful Life – A Live Radio Play

by Joe Landry

November 27th - December 30th

It’s a Wonderful Life – A Live Radio Play has become a holiday tradition at Oil Lamp – a tradition that audiences embrace enthusiastically as they’re swept up in the magic and whimsy of this timeless classic. Only seven actors bring the dozens of characters to life in a 1946 radio play — complete with sound effects – that tells the story of George Bailey, a young man whose troubles lead him to wish he’d never been born. He is visited by the angel Clarence who comes to earth on Christmas Eve to help George realize how many lives he has touched, just how blessed he has been, and how different the world would be if he’d never been there.

Oil Lamp Theater again transforms the intimate Glenview theater space into the studio of New York radio station WBFR on Christmas Eve in 1946 for this warmhearted adaptation of the famous Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed film. But at Oil Lamp Theater, the magic isn’t only on the stage! Audiences will be captured by the tinsel-and-holly enchantment of a traditional Christmas from the moment they enter the theater. The tree is up in the lobby, holiday music is playing, a miniature train is chugging away… and of course, complimentary cookies, nuts, candy and hot chocolate are available for all!

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Complimentary cookies and hot chocolate at each performance.

Adult $40

Student $25

Group rates available – contact box office at 847.834.0738.

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