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Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Theatre Presents House of Mirth

October 4, 2005, Chicago, IL Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of Dennis Krausnick’s adaptation of the classic Edith Wharton novel, “House of Mirth.” The production, opening Tuesday, October 11, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. in the Studio Theatre, located at Centennial Forum Student Union on the University’s Lake Shore Campus (1125 W. Loyola Ave.), is directed by senior Audrey Wience.

“House of Mirth,” a classic tale of social mores in early 20th century New York, centers on Lily Bart, a precocious young woman who lacks a fortune of her own and feels pressured to find a wealthy husband in order to secure her position among the social elite. Torn between her desire for freedom and the rigid conventions of upper-class society, Lily tragically misses her chance for real love with the one man who could truly make her happy.

“House of Mirth” runs from October 11-16, 2005. General admission tickets for the production are priced at $5 and can be reserved by calling the Loyola Theatre Box Office at 773-508-3847 or by e-mailing requests to boxoffice@luc.edu.

About Loyola University Chicago Department of Theatre
Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Theatre perfectly blends academic and professional theatre education. Grounded in a liberal arts education, students receive a strong foundation in theatre history, criticism and literature, as well as world history, sociology, philosophy, political science and ethics, all of which support their performance and design courses. Coupled with a liberal arts education is the opportunity to interact with the richly diverse professional Chicago theatre community. Students work side by side with professionals from theatres such as The Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Court Theatre, Marriott’s Lincolnshire Theatre, The Griffin Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre and The Playwright’s Center on campus as performers and assistants, as well as off-campus, as interns.

About Loyola University Chicago
Committed to preparing people to lead extraordinary lives, Loyola University Chicago was founded in 1870 and is among the largest of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Loyola has a total enrollment of 14,000 students, which includes 8,500 undergraduates, hailing from all 50 states, as well as 82 foreign countries. The University has four campuses, three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy. Loyola’s nine schools and colleges include: arts and sciences, business administration, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, professional studies and social work. Loyola offers 66 undergraduate majors, 59 master’s degrees and 36 doctoral degrees and 3 professional degree programs. Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the “top national universities” and “best values” in its annual publications. For more information, please visit our web site at www.luc.edu.




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