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The Tempest

September 8

November 8, 2015

in CST's Courtyard Theater

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

Johnny Thompson

Magic Designer

Johnny Thompson makes his Chicago Shakespeare Theater debut. Mr. Thompson (The Great Tomsoni) has written, developed and provided material for magicians including Siegfried and Roy, Penn and 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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