The University of Chicago News Office
July 31, 2002 Press Contact: Heidi Thompson
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Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity

University Theater’s production of The Tempest transforms University of Chicago campus into playground for magic

What: Beginning this weekend, University Theater presents an outdoor performance of The Tempest. The set includes three separate stages, zip lines, swings, and hydraulic lifts–including one that looks like a human-size hamster wheel–transforming the university’s gothic Hutchinson Courtyard into a playground for magic.
When: Dress rehearsal: 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 31
Performances: 8 p.m., Thursday-Sunday, August 1-4 and Thursday-Saturday, August 8-10.
Where: Hutchinson Courtyard, 5706 South University Ave., on the University of Chicago campus.
Note: Photography is by available light only.
Background: One of the oldest student-run theaters in the country, University Theater produces more than 30 different shows a year. UT alumni include David Auburn, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Proof, as well as the founders of Court Theater, Second City and numerous other theater companies in Chicago and nationwide. For ticket prices, click here. For more information, call (773)702-3414 or go to

University Theater Summer Shakespeare in the Court presents The Tempest

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