FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Theatre Presents The Laramie Project
October 25, 2005, Chicago, IL Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Theatre presents Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project’s, “The Laramie Project.” The production, running November 4-6 and 10-13, will be held in the Kathleen Mullady Theatre, located at Centennial Forum Student Union (1125 W. Loyola Ave.) on Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus.
In creating the production, playwright Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project visited Laramie, Wyoming to conduct more than 200 interviews with residents, exploring the impact the brutal death of Matthew Shephard, a young gay university student, had on the town. The interviews collected were then developed into a production that traces the residents’ frustrations and fears of being forced into the public eye.
Directed by Loyola University Chicago assistant professor, Ann Shanahan, “The Laramie Project” can be seen on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Ticket prices for the November 3 preview are $3, and for the remainder of the run, ticket prices range from $5-$15. Discounts are available to Loyola University Chicago faculty, staff and students, and to senior citizens. Tickets can be reserved by calling the Loyola Box Office at 773-508-3847, or can be purchased on TicketWeb by visiting www.luc.edu/theatre.
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.