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The Tempest

May 17-26, 2024

Friday, 5/17 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, 5/18 No performance
Sunday, 5/19 2 p.m.
Thursday, 5/23 7:30 p.m.
Friday, 5/24 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, 5/25 2 p.m. (Talkback immediately following) & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 5/26 2 p.m.

Josephine Louis Theater 
20 Arts Circle Drive 

Ticket Pricing

General Public $25
Senior Citizens $22
NU Faculty Staff $20
Full-Time Students $12
Full-Time NU Students $8 in advance, $12 at the door

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Masks Recommended, No Longer Required for Wirtz Center Audiences

Health and Safety Guidelines

By William Shakespeare 
Directed by Manna-Symone Middlebrooks 

Trickery and magic, romance, and revenge set the stage for one of Shakespeare’s late masterpieces, The Tempest, in which sprites, goddesses, and fools hold court. Prospero, the deposed Duke of Milan and now a powerful magician, raises a great storm to wreck the vessel-bearing betrayers on the shores of the mysterious island Prospero has made home. There, attended upon by Miranda, Prospero’s child, a magical sprite, and a villainous prisoner, Prospero leads them through a mysterious dream on a course from vengeance to reconciliation. 

The performance runs approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes including one 15 minute intermission.
Recommended for ages 10 and up
Audience advisories: haze, blades, wind, strobe lights, loud sounds

Join director Middlebrooks, members of the Chicago Mushroom Club, and Northwestern’s Rev. D’ana Downing for a panel discussion on the relationship of art, community, and spirituality to the environment. Moderated by theatre Ph.D, student and 17th century scholar, Deon Custard.