FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Loyola University Chicago’s Department of the Theatre Presents The Learned Ladies,
CHICAGO, March 29, 2006 Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Theatre presents the classic Moliere farce, “The Learned Ladies,” directed by Loyola University Chicago theatre professor John T. Trahey. Performances run from April 7-9 and April 20-23 in the Kathleen Mullady Theatre, located at Centennial Forum Student Union (1125 W. Loyola Ave.) on Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus.
“The Learned Ladies” takes place in 17th century Paris, but the story of this bourgeois home resembles a modern-day steamy and witty soap opera love affair. Young lovers, Clitandre and Henriette, seem destined for each other, but an overprotective mother, a jealous sister, a narcissistic aunt and an intellectual snob seek to destroy their relationship. Throughout the story, the audience waits to see if true love will survive this comic battle of the sexes.
Performances running Thursday through Saturday begin at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday matinees start at 2:00 p.m. A preview performance is scheduled for April 6, and all tickets to this performance are offered at a discount price of $3. Tickets for the remaining shows range from $5-$15. Discounts are available for senior citizens, students and Loyola University Chicago faculty, staff and alumni. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Loyola Theatre Box Office at 773-508-3847 or by visiting TicketWeb at 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, 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, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Court Theatre, Marriott’s Lincolnshire Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare, Lookingglass Theatre and Congo Square.
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 and 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.