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WBBM NEWSRADIO: Outdoor Oak Park Festival Theatre returns after pandemic and fire

By Lisa Fielding

July 11, 2022

OAK PARK (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — Things are abuzz in Austin Gardens as the Oak Park Festival Theatre returns with its brand new stage, which is currently under construction in the middle of a public park.

"It's one of the oldest outdoor professional theaters still in existence in the central region. We're going into our 47th season,” said Barbara Zahora, Artistic Director at the Oak Park Festival Theatre. “We weren't always in Austin Gardens. We were in almost like a pageant wagon about a half a mile from here. In 1978, they found this park.”

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