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December 3, 2018


Date/Time(s): Mon, Dec 3, 2018 – 7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm)

Seating: Reserved

Tickets: $35/$45/$55/$80 [Limited number of $250 VIP Packages available]
Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $5 (online only)
8 ticket limit, per patron

On-Sale Date: Fri, Nov 16, 2018 – 10am


Humorist Nick Offerman returns to the site of his youthful matriculation with a collection of sawdusty musings on living with enthusiasm, crafting things in wood and most importantly, cultivating mirth.

Nick Offerman, University of Illinois Alum, generously is performing these two shows as fundraisers for the future Japan House Annex. Tickets for the Virginia Theatre show on December 3 will go on sale for the public on Friday, November 16. Very special VIP tickets for $250 will also be available to the public. This VIP ticket entitles you to prime seats in the house and an after-show “meet and greet” on stage cocktail gathering with Mr. Offerman – only 20 tickets will be available. [Download the event poster here.]

Mr. Offerman wanted to do a second show specifically for students of the University of Illinois at Foellinger Auditorium. This show will take place on December 4 (www.eventbrite.com).

Mr. Nick Offerman is best known for his role as Ron Swanson on the NBC hit comedy series “Parks and Recreation,” and he was the U. of I.’s commencement speaker at Memorial Stadium last year. In addition to his acting career, Mr. Offerman is a well-known author of numerous best-selling books and woodworker who also founded, Offerman Woodshop, in Los Angeles. Offerman is a native of Minooka, Illinois and graduate from the University of Illinois in theatre in 1993. As a theatre student, Offerman enrolled in classes taught by Professor Shozo Sato, founder of Japan House. The two have remained close and Offerman continues to honor his Sensei through his generous support of Japan House.

Japan House is overwhelmed by Nick’s generosity and continued longtime support of our mission and efforts to share traditional Japanese Arts and Culture in our community and our campus. Japan House shares their deepest gratitude to Nick for his friendship and kindness. Japan House also thanks this community and campus for embracing cultural diversity and for their eagerness to expand their understanding of the world in which we live.


December 3, 2018
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