The Tempest

September 8

November 8, 2015

in CST's Courtyard Theater

by William Shakespeare
adapted & directed by Aaron Posner and Teller
songs by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan
choreography by Matt Kent, Pilobolus

Johnny Thompson

Magic Designer

JOHNNY THOMPSON returns to Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where he previously worked on The Tempest (Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Distinguished Achievement – Illusion/Magic Design, Jeff Award for Artistic Specialization – Magic Design). Mr. Thompson (The Great Tomsoni) has written, developed, and provided material for magicians, including: Siegfried and Roy, Penn & Teller, Doug Henning, Lance Burton, David Blaine, and The Amazing Jonathan. He was the magic consultant off Broadway for Play Dead, for which he won a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle award in the category of Illusion/Magic Design. In conjunction with Teller, he designed the magic effects for The Exorcist at the Geffen Theatre. His television and film credits as a magic advisor/ consulting include: Fool Us, Hart to Hart, Fantasy Island, One Day at a Time, Beyond Westworld, The Fantasticks, Bogus, Houdini– Believe, and The Magic Box.

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