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Theatre Department puts futuristic spin on Shakespearian classic


The Illinois College Theatre Department will kick-off its 2012-2013 TheatreWorks season with a futuristic adaptation of Shakespeare’s, "A Midsummer Night’s Dream," Wednesday, October 31, through Sunday, November 4, 2012. Each performance will be held in the Sibert Theatre located in the McGaw Fine Arts Center. Individual tickets are on sale now.

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Kate Muchmore

Athens: The future. Automation and technology have taken over society. Cyber-warrior Theseus struggles to conquer the heart of the woman he is to marry. The teenagers Lysander and Hermia have fallen in love through the virtual reality of cyberspace, but her father insists she marry someone better connected to the network of the city. Demetrius, once committed to Helena, has left her to pursue a marriage better suited to his career objectives. True love has become only a dream for the people of Athens. Do some shrewd forest sprites and a blundering group of computer techies have what it takes to restore love to them all?

Sibert Theatre, McGaw Fine Arts Center
October 31 - November 4, 2012. Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.
Tickets: $7

Tickets for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” can be purchased online at or by calling 217.245.3471. Tickets are also available at the door.

Photo by Katie Bernardi '14
About Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Ill. With an enrollment of about 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs and a Master of Arts in Education degree program. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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