Celebrating the 100th birthday of acclaimed playwright Arthur Miller, the Timeline Theatre presents his classic play The Price, running now until November 22.
The play, which recounts the story of two brothers, explores “the legacy of the past and the price of life’s choices”. Upon their fathers death, two estranged brothers reconnect for the first time in years to sort through his possessions. Victor and Walter haven’t gotten along since the Depression, when their father informed the two that he could not afford to send either of them to college. Victor believes his story; however, Walter suspects that their father has hidden away some extra money to keep for himself. As Victor enters the police force, Walter struggles on with his education, eventually becoming a successful surgeon. Nearly 30 years later, as the family bargains over the value of their father’s possessions, deep-seated resentments boil to the surface and threaten to explode.
To catch a performance of The Price, get tickets by visiting Timeline Theatre’s website or by calling their box office at 773.281.8463 x6. Tickets cost $38 – $51. Timeline Theatre is located at 615 W. Wellington Ave. (L stop: Belmont).
The Bike Room now holds new works from Christian Rieben in his collection Ectoplasm from the Underworld. This work brings themes of memory, mythology and the reconsideration of the art historical cannon. It also includes the paintings European Transportation, Primavera and Catch and Release. His paintings create disrupted narrations that call his viewers to really question his themes of interest.
The Bike Room is an artist-run project space off the Loyola red line stop. Ectoplasm from the Underworld will have its opening reception September 5 from 6-9 PM. The show will run until October 2. There will also be a special Bagels and Bloody Mary Brunch in celebration of SAIC alumni weekend September 20 from 10 AM – 1 PM. Come out and support our very own fine arts professor Christian Rieben!
Every year, the Jeff Awards recognizes special productions, actors and crew members from the wide span of Chicago theatre in an effort to “[foster] the artistic growth of area theatres and theatre artists.” Well, looks like they’re seeing why Loyola has the best darn theatre group in the city! For not one, not two, but three nominees have an LUC connection in this year’s 2015 presentation!
Loyola professor Lee Keenan has been nominated for his outstanding lighting design in the production of The Hammer Trinity, Part 3: The Excelsior King at the House Theatre of Chicago. So if you see him around campus, or even have a class with him, don’t make light (heh) of his amazing achievements, and congratulate him! Oh, but we’ve got actors and actresses too! In the Actor in a Supporting Role category, Ross Lehman’s portrayal of Moonface Martin in the Marriott Theatre’s production of Anything Goes is being honored. If the name isn’t familiar, it will be on November 13 when Mr. Lehman takes on the lead role in LUC’s production of Bertolt Brecht’s Galileo. Finally, alumni Hillary Clemens snagged a nomination for the Actress in a Principal Role category for her work as Crystal in Bethany from the Gift Theatre.
For a complete list of nominees, including information on the actual date and time of the ceremony, please follow the link here.