Growing old is often an intimidating thought for human beings; after all, losing your autonomy and consciousness is quite a scary thought. Still, Todd Bauer challeneges you to face that morbid reality through his play The Bird Feeder Doesn’t Know, a drama about Herman and his wife Ingrid resisting the move into an assisted living center. Meanwhile, their crippled son Everett is forced to care for himself as well as his aging parents, maintaining an emotional distance that never seems to narrow. What’s more, Loyola Faculty member Jonathan Wilson brings his unique vision to this production as the director!
Join Roger’s Park’s own Raven Theatre in welcoming this original play running from April 6 through May 16 and help support the work of our department members! Click here to purchase tickets, and click here for more information regarding this exiting event!
It’s tough now to deny the harsh realities of certain Chicago neighborhoods. Not everywhere is perfect, and not everywhere is safe. Playwright Antwan L. Johnson has crafted a play, back by popular demand, that encapsulates this street-by-street disparity: Rise of the Real Man, opening this Friday at the Gorilla Tango Theatre.
Based around the lives of fictional characters Dwayne Jackson and Crystal, two 20-year old African American’s living in the North Lawndale neighborhood, this play seeks not only to illuminate these troubled areas, but also to provide answers on “what can be done to address some of these issues.” Johnson plans to build off the success of the play’s run of the previous year, and continue this extremely important dialogue.
Rise of the Real Man opens Friday, April 17 at 7:30PM at the Gorilla Tango Theatre, located at 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave. The show concludes with a performance on Sunday, April 19 at 4:00PM. Tickets for both events cost $15. To read more about the production, as well as find links to purchase tickets, please click here. You can also check out the event’s Facebook page here.
Anthony Jurich continues the Organ Concert Series with a FREE performance at Madonna della Strada Chapel, beginning at 3 PM this Sunday, April 19. Celebrating the music of the beautiful Katheryn Stamm Memorial Organ in Madonna della Strada Chapel, the Loyola University Department of Sacramental Life hosts a series of organ concerts over the course of the year. All concerts are free, open to the public, and take place on the third Sunday of each month.