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Theatre department presents “Lions in Illyria” Sept. 30-Oct. 2

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Sep 12, 2022

If you’re looking for a good laugh, come join the College of Lake County (CLC) theatre department for the fall production of “Lions in Illyria.”

Actors in Lions in IllyiraCatch a performance on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. at the Grayslake Campus Mainstage Theatre.

Described as "lots of fun and very silly” by the Chicago Reader, the story follows Violet, a young lioness separated from her brother by a sea storm, who must brave an unknown country all alone. She disguises herself as a boy and finds work helping a preposterous peacock win the love of the most graceful gazelle in town. But soon her adventures take a wacky turn and Violet finds herself entangled in the clownish antics of a warthog and his featherbrained sidekick. Travel to the wonderful land of Illyria in this comedy about friendship, love, and the importance of being oneself.

Two actors in Lions in Illyria"This fast paced and silly, yet heartwarming comedy is brought to life by four actors who each play three separate characters,” said Director Alicia Hall. “These talented young actors need to move quickly and easily from character to character and bring out the characters' animal natures. They bring us into a world where family and new friendships mix and clash as the characters fall into love for the first time and struggle to learn how to grow into becoming a kinder person."

All tickets are $5. Tickets are buy one, get one free on opening night Friday, Sept. 30. To buy tickets, visit 

About College of Lake County

College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves in northeastern Illinois. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, college classes are affordable and accessible to help each student achieve academic, career and personal goals. More than 70,000 students graduated with degrees and certificates since the college opened in 1969. College of Lake County is the only higher-education institution ranked among the top 15 best places to work in Illinois by Forbes in 2019 and is a national leader in many areas, including campus internationalization, sustainability and conservation.