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IC TheatreWorks premieres fall production of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” online


Illinois College Theatreworks will present its fall production of “The Tempest” by William Shakespeare this week with a limited campus performance for students and IC employees and an online premiere for the public.

The performance will take place in Sibert Theatre located in McGaw Fine Arts Center and be live-streamed on Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Access to the online premiere is $5 and tickets are available at  

“The Tempest” is directed by Aasne Daniels, assistant professor of theatre. Shakespeare’s classic work tells the tale of Prospero, whose brother who betrays him, stealing his dukedom and banishing him to a desert island with his young daughter, Miranda. Years later, Prospero is poised to take his revenge and regain his rightful position in society, through magic and the help of the cunning spirit, Ariel. Thought to be one of the last plays that Shakespeare wrote alone, “The Tempest” mixes grand drama with low comedy in a skillfully complex exploration of science and the supernatural, mastery and servitude, young love and old grudges.

Students, faculty and staff of IC can get tickets in advance for nightly shows on Sept. 24 - 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Tickets are $5 for faculty and staff and free for students. 

For more information about IC Theatreworks, visit

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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, Illinois. With an enrollment of more than 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs. 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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