Students, faculty, staff, and neighbors of the University of Illinois Chicago should be aware that outdoor rehearsals and performances in two upcoming plays by the School of Theatre and Music on the UIC campus will utilize gun props and the sounds of gunshots.
The guns being used will be props and not functional and the sounds will be pre-recorded. No one will be in danger. The plays, The Hunchback of Seville, and Passage, will be performed outdoors in the central courtyard, located between the UIC Theatre and the Education, Theatre, Music and Social Work Building near 1040 W. Harrison St. In addition, dress rehearsals will also be held outside as well.
The Hunchback of Seville will be held on Oct. 4, 6, 8, 10, 14, 16, 20 and 22, while dates for Passage will be Oct. 5, 7, 9, 13, 15, 17, 21 and 23.
Both shows will start at 7 p.m. In Hunchback of Seville, the gunshot appears roughly 70 minutes into the show. For Passage, the sounds appear at about 80 to 85 minutes into the performance.