Tomorrow: Wind, Brass, & Percussion Concert!


Wind, brass, AND percussion?! What a deal! Loyola's Wind, Brass, & Percussion Concert will be held tomorrow in the Mundelein Auditorium at 7:30 PM. A variety of pieces will be performed as a part of our spring concert series. Tickets are between $5 - 10 and Read more

Upcoming McElroy Shakespeare Celebration


On April 15 at 7:30 PM, Loyola's Departments of English and Theatre collaborate to present the twenty-third annual McElroy Shakespeare Celebration in the Newhart Family Theatre. Entitled "Mistress Machiavel: Gender, Policy, and War in Henry V," this year's program includes scenes directed by Ann Shanahan Read more

Now Open: Senior Exhibition 2014


This past Saturday, April 12, marked the beginning of Loyola's 2014 Senior Exhibition. The work of Loyola's graduating fine arts majors will be displayed in our Ralph Arnold Gallery and Newhart Promenade from now until June 21. For details on specific viewing hours as well Read more

2014-2015 Season Announced!


As our last mainstage production of the spring semester approaches, we look forward to autumn to announce the 2014-2015 season! Next year, Loyola will present the following plays and musicals in the Newhart Family Theatre:  Proof | SEPT 25 - OCT 5, 2014 Directed by Jonathan Wilson In this Read more

Around Town

Principal Principle

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If there’s one question that perfectly encapsulates the current U.S. education troubles, it is the quote from former President George W. Bush, who once pondered: “Is our children learning?”  While there are plenty of examples of high-achieving schools, there seem to be just as many examples of classrooms that are failing to make the grade.  Joe Zarrow, who was a former teacher, has written a play about his experience with teaching in a CPS school.  Called Principal Principle, it is a comedic and profound insight into the daily struggles of modern teachers, and it is running from APR 12 to MAY 18 at Theatre Wit in Belmont.

The lead character of the play, Kay, is seeking to join the teaching realm of Chicago in order to shake up the system and change lives.  Sadly her enthusiasm runs headlong into some harsh realities of teaching, where she finds “the copy machine, the system, and the spirits of her fellow teachers…all broken.”  Yet Principal Principle takes on that daunting subject with a darkly comedic spin, which serves to highlight the somewhat ridiculous nature of public education, and give the education system a pure emotional center that can’t ever be crushed.  Through Kay’s trials and tribulations, the audience will get “a peek at the politics behind the closed doors of the teachers’ lounge,” and see how not all enthusiasm is misplaced.

Principal Principle will run from APR 12 until MAY 18 at the Theatre Wit.  The performances on APR 12, 13, 16, and 17 are preview shows, with APR 18 serving as the true opening night.  The show will begin at 8:00PM on the Thursday – Saturday shows (as well as the Wednesday APR 16 performance), and at 3:00PM on the Sunday shows.  Ticket prices range from $18 – 27 dollars depending on the night you chose.  For more information on the show, please click the link here.  To see performance dates and purchase tickets online, please follow the link here, or call the Theatre Wit at (773)-975-8150.

Sins Invalid

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Focusing on inclusion and empowerment, Sins Invalid is a group that has organized numerous performances that “celebrate artists with disabilities.”  This group has challenged the artistic status quo going on eight years, and now their incredible show is coming to Chicago on APR 11 at the Access Living Center!

The performance will feature not only live excerpts from the Sins Invalid repertoire, but also a full film about the group.  For them, the definition of “disability” includes actors with listening, speaking, and other physical impairments, as well as individuals who face discrimination based on sexual orientation and preference.  Sins Invalid works with these amazing actors to showcase a side of art not given nearly enough credit.  The movie in particular serves to mesh traditional perceptions of sexuality, beauty, and aesthetics with actors of color and disability.    Combined with interviews from cast members, the whole performance seeks to challenge the audience, and work towards establishing “a new paradigm of disability justice.”  

The live and film performances of Sins Invalid will be featured at the Access Living Center from 6:30PM to 9:00PM.  The event is FREE, but on a first come first serve basis.  You are also asked to refrain from using any scented products if you come see the performance.  For more information on this event, please click on the link here.  Also on APR 11 from 12:00PM to 2:00PM, artists from Sins Invalid will be hosting a free discussion about their work and the nature of disability justice.  This event will be held at the UIC “Pop Up Just Art” space, located at 729 Maxwell Street in Chicago.  For more information on this event and all upcoming Chicago Sins Invalid performances, follow the link to their Facebook page here.

Internships at the American Theater Company

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American Theater Company

Hey theatre majors! One of Chicago’s most innovative ensemble theatres, American Theater Company, is offering the opportunity to participate in a summer internship program.

If you are considering Chicago as your theatrical base, and would like to gain hands-on experience in an ensemble theatre, this could be your chance! The eight-week program will allow you to work on weekly ensemble projects, co-producing the ATC’s Youth Ensemble production, co-creation of a self-produced ensemble project, and more!

The deadline for applications is April 15, 2014. Check out our portfolio here for more details.