Ready for the 24 Hour Theatre Project?!

Mark your calendars for the 24 Hour Theatre Project! This Saturday, September 6 at 7:30 will feature Loyola theatre students performing a play written, directed, and rehearsed within 24 hours! Stop by this one-night-only performance at the Newhart Family Theatre which is completely FREE! Read more

Miles to Empty: This Week!

Our first art exhibition for the school year has finally arrived! This Thursday, September 4 from 5-6:30 PM is the opening reception of Miles to Empty by Shannon Goff. Come and enjoy a free night filled with food and cardboard reconfigurations of classic cars Read more

Arts Alive Pass

Free, Free, Free! The Department of Fine and Performing Arts is giving Freshmen the chance to see four FREE events over the course of the school year with the Arts Alive Pass (handed out in your UNIV 101 class). From theatre to dance to music, Read more

Auditions Approaching!

Want to participate in some of the great fine and performing arts events to come? Click here to get the details about upcoming auditions for this Read more

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We know you're all shaking with excitement to find out what our next mainstage performances will be! Dry your eyes and get pumped because soon we will present the following plays and musicals in the Newhart Family Theatre: Proof | SEPT 25 - OCT 5, 2014 Directed Read more



Posted on by Conor Burton Posted in Around Town, Explore Chicago, General, Theatre | Leave a comment

meth-poster-artThe critically acclaimed play that sold out in New York, Cincinnati, and Portland is finally coming to Chicago! Methtacular! is the hilarious and moving autobiographical account of Steven Stafford’s years as a meth addict living in Chicago. The show is told through song and comedy, emotional highs and lows – bringing our hero to redemption from his drug and sex filled life.

Methtacular! is playing at Theater Wit off the Belmont CTA Red Line stop by a visiting company, About Face Theatre. The show opens August 27th and runs through September 28th.

Buy tickets here! 

The Whaleship Essex sails into Shattered Globe Theatre

Posted on by Elizabeth Draus Posted in Around Town, Theatre | Leave a comment

We_poster_oa_smallforwitThe Whaleship Essex sails into Shattered Globe Theatre this week, bringing to the stage a classic tale of survival and courage.  The play is based on the true story of the ill-fated ship that inspired Herman Melville’s American classic, Moby-Dick. The year was 1820 when the Essex was sunk in the middle of the Pacific Ocean by an enormous whale. Based on first-hand accounts of this “most extraordinary and distressing shipwreck”, The Whaleship Essex is steeped in both elements of classical theater, and authentic nautical tradition.

Simultaneously entertaining and informative, this historical drama brings to light issues still relevant to modern politics, namely the world’s insatiable quest for oil.  Proving that some moral questions are indeed timeless, this play highlights one extreme consequence of human action.

The Whaleship Essex runs for 2 hours and 15 minutes, with one intermission. The show will begin with its preview on Friday, August 29 and is scheduled to run through October 11.  Tickets range from $15 – 30 and can be purchased here.

Based on the true-to-life struggle for survival behind a celebrated work of Western literature, The Whaleship Essex is not to be missed.

All Waiters Are Actually Actors in Costume

Posted on by Layne Hillesland Posted in Around Town, Get Involved, Theatre | Leave a comment

Attention actors! Looking for a way to make some extra cash? DMK restaurants is looking to hire servers and hosts in two of their locations. DMK Burger & Fish (815 Noyes St., Evanston) and DMK Burger Bar (2954 N. Sheffield Ave. in Lakeview) are two nearby restaurants that often hire actors and actresses to host and serve. To find out more about this opportunity, email for more details!4 North Sheffield Ave. 2954 North Sheffield Ave. 2954 North Sheffiel