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A Midsummer Night's Dream

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November 2, 2012

McGaw Fine Arts Center
Jacksonville, IL 62650
217-245-3000

TIME: 7:30pm Wed-Sat, 2pm Sun

PHONE: 245-3471

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True love has become only a dream in Athens. Automation and technology have taken over society, but through the machinations of some shrewd forest sprites and the blunderings of a group of computer techies, love is restored.

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, Oct. 31, through Saturday, Nov. 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

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Tickets for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” can be purchased online at http://www.ic.edu/theatre or by calling 217-245-3471. Tickets are also available at the door.


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