School of Communication

MFA Collaboration Series

The Theatre and Interpretation Center MFA Collaboration Series celebrates the shared vision of our second-year MFA design and directing students and provides TIC audiences an opportunity to see the work of these up-and-coming artists. Approximately three MFA Collaboration Series productions are staged each school year, with single tickets available to the general public and complimentary tickets available to TIC mainstage subscribers.

The 2014 MFA Collaboration Series will include the following exciting plays!  
To learn more about the Collaboration Series, contact the TIC Box Office at 847-491-7282.

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A Dream Play

By August Strindberg
In a new version by Caryl Churchill
Directed by Aaron Snook
May 29 at 7:30 p.m.
May 30 at 8 p.m.
May 31 at 2 p.m.
June 1 at 2 p.m.

A young woman comes from another world to see if life is really as difficult as people make it out to be.  Following the logic of a dream, in which characters merge into each other, locations change in an instant and a locked door becomes an obsessively recurrent image, Strindberg's A Dream Play, written in 1902, is an amazing amalgam of Freud, Alice's Wonderland and Strindberg's own private symbolism. As Strindberg himself said, he wanted "to capture the inconsistent yet ostensibly logical structure of a dream. Everything can happen...Time and Place do not exist." Caryl Churchill's spare and resonant version premiered at the National Theatre in February, 2005.

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