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Current Season

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

Talley’s Folly

by Lanford Wilson

June 17th - July 18th

Enjoy a romantic evening under the stars by watching the Pulitzer-winning romantic comedy Talley’s Folly by Lanford Wilson, “one of our most gifted playwrights” and “…a valentine to a classic romantic ideal: two lost souls finding each other a respite from loneliness” (The New York Times).

Towards the end of World War II and after a year of writing love letters, Matt Friedman, a bookish, totally honest, and delightfully funny accountant and Jewish immigrant, returns to Lebanon, Missouri, to ask Sally to marry him. Sally, a 31-year-old nurse, is nothing like her conservative Protestant family and neighbors who would never approve of their marriage and is reluctant to put her trust in a future with Matt. After years of giving up on love, the two begin to imagine the possibilities of having a life together.

Don’t miss this tribute to love, loneliness, and the complexities of human connection that the New York Post says is “sweet, touching, and marvelously written.”

The performance is 100 minutes long without an intermission.

Adults $45
Students $28
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***Please note: This production does NOT take place inside our usual theater, and is part of Oil Lamp Theater’s 2021 SEASON UNDER THE STARS. Find out more information about the new summer outdoor venue HERE.

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Shipwrecked! An Entertainment

by Donald Margulies

July 29th - August 29th

“I’m about to tell you a story. A fantastic and amazing story! A story all the more remarkable because every word of it is true.”

Based on the true story of the Swiss explorer who claimed to have daring adventures in the Asian-Pacific, SHIPWRECKED! will take you to “a new uncharted realm of whimsy and adventure” (Montgomery News). Watch Louis de Rougemont take London at the turn of the nineteenth century by storm as he tells audacious tales of the high seas. Filled with exotic islandersflying wombatsgiant sea turtles, and a monstrous man-eating octopus, SHIPWRECKED! will leave you wondering “whether he [the explorer] is an inspirational figure touched by imaginative genius or a mere con man” (The New York Times). This “quirky and wondrous” (Montgomery News) play examines how far we’re willing to blur the line between fact and fiction in order to leave our mark on the world.

The performance is 90 minutes long without an intermission.

Adults $45
Students $28
*ticket prices now include all fees*

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***Please note: This production does NOT take place inside our usual theater, and is part of Oil Lamp Theater’s 2021 SEASON UNDER THE STARS. Find out more information about the new summer outdoor venue HERE.

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