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Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Theatre Presents The Secret Garden
Nov. 11, 2005 Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Theatre presents the Chicago debut of Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon’s, “The Secret Garden,” a musical based on the novel written by Frances Hodgson Burnette. The production, opening Tuesday, November 15, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. in the Studio Theatre (1125 W. Loyola Ave.) on Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus, is directed by senior Thrisa Hodits.
In “The Secret Garden,” the musical adaptation uniquely captures the full richness and spirit of Burnette’s original novel,” says Hodits. “With lovely and expressive music, the musical is a rare and extraordinary success, as it transforms a magnificent book into an equally magnificent stage experience.”
Performances run through November 22, with Monday through Saturday shows beginning at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday’s matinee beginning at 2:00 p.m. Admission is $8 for each performance. For more information about tickets, please call the Loyola Box Office at (773) 508-3847, visit the Web site atwww.luc.edu/theatre or visit TicketWeb at www.ticketweb.com.
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 more than 14,000 students, which includes 9,000 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, 36 doctoral degrees and three 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.