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An Evening with
Will & The Witch

Directed by Jim Carmody

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@ Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre

October 24 - 27


About the Play

About the Playwright

When a 1920s film star and amateur magician suddenly finds himself ripped from his own time in order to perform in front of a modern audience, he soon begins to realize that his very perceptions of reality are not so clearly defined. In a show that invites the audience to actively participate in its creation, An Evening with Will & The Witch challenges the boundaries between spectator and performer for a unique theatrical experience where no two performances will ever be the same.


Will Given is a writer and photographer currently working on his PhD in the Department of Theatre & Dance at UC San Diego where he is researching how illusionists created hyperreal performative identities utilizing the new mediums of photography and film during the belle époque in Paris. He has a bachelor’s degree (cum laude) from UC San Diego in English Literature and studied screenwriting and producing at UCLA’s School of Theatre, Film, & Television. As a screenwriter, he has been named a semifinalist in the Austin Film Festival, a Top 5% Finalist for the Warner Bros. Writer’s Workshops, and is currently serving as a screenwriting judge for the Austin Film Festival.

Will has written for Genii magazine and holds the rank of A.I.M.C. in The Magic Circle in London, and is a Magician Member of The Magic Castle


The Cast

The Creative Team

Will - Will Given
The Witch - Kayla Emerson
Director - Jim Carmody
Scenic & Lighting Designer - Lily Bartenstein
Costume Designer - Janet O’Neill
Improv Partner - Jaime Tuttle
Improv Partner - Megan Haugh
Improv Partner - Martin Gutfeldt
Improv Partner - Vander Turner
Stage Management Consulter - Miso Wei



Thur, Oct 24, 7:30 pm OPENING
Fri, Oct 25, 7:30 pm 
Fri, Oct 25, 11:00 pm 
Sat, Oct 26, 7:30 pm  
Sat, Oct 26, 11:00 pm  
Sun, Oct 272:30 pm MATINEE
Sun, Oct 277:00 pm CLOSING

Located at: Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre

Parking Passes Required: Monday through Friday. Weeknight passes are $2 per vehicle from the vending machines located in the UC San Diego Theatre District/La Jolla Playhouse parking lots and entry display case. Please remember your parking space number. You will need it to purchase your parking pass.

Note: Machines take all major credit cards except Discover and when paying with cash you must use exact change, NO CHANGE GIVEN.

Parking Passes Not Required: Saturdays and Sundays

Cars without permits are subject to ticketing by UCSD Campus Police. The Theatre & Dance Department does not have the authority to waive and cannot pay parking tickets.



Advance tickets are available on-line. Tickets may also be purchased at the door on each night of the performance.

General Admission: $10
UCSD Students (with ID): $5 Special! (50% off)

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Of Interest:

TheatreForum - An international theatre journal since 1992
La Jolla Playhouse - UCSD is home to this Tony Award winning theatre
UC San Diego Home Page - UC San Diego's Main Web Site
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