Improvised play takes center stage March 11

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Improvised play takes center stage for Lewis University’s Spring 2014 Performing Arts Series

Published: March 5, 2014.

Lewis University will host the Improvised Shakespeare Company as the third performance of the Spring 2014 Performing Arts Series. The performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. March 11 in the Philip Lynch Theatre on the university’s main campus in Romeoville. Admission to the event is free for Lewis students, $5 for guests and $10 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling (815) 836-5500.

Based on an audience suggestion, the Improvised Shakespeare Company (ISC) creates a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before the audience’s eyes. Nothing is planned out, rehearsed or written ahead of time. The characters create all of the dialogue as they go. The ISC has been performing this show in front of sold-out audiences at the world famous IO Theater for seven years. The Chicago Reader and the Chicago Examiner have voted the ISC the best improv group in the city.

This event is being presented as a part of Lewis University’s Arts & Ideas Program, providing cultural and educational programming for students and the community. A portion of the Arts & Ideas events is sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council. For additional information, please contact Dr. Michael Cunningham, director of Arts & Ideas, at (815) 836-5385.

Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,600 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit for further information.

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