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Loyola’s Dept. of Theatre Raises Curtain on 2006-07 Season
Classic Theatre and Talented Professionals in the Heart of Chicago’s Rodgers Park
CHICAGO, October 4, 2006 Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Theatre presents Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler to open its 2006-2007 season on Wednesday, October 4, 2006, at 7:30 p.m. in the Studio Theatre, located in the lower level of the Centennial Forum Student Union (1125 W. Loyola Avenue) on the University’s Lake Shore Campus.
This fall, theatre aficionados will discover the unexpected with the University’s first production. Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler is a heroine who has fascinated and repelled audiences for more than a century. Is she a victim or a villain? Is she a passionate woman trapped by the limits of bourgeois values, or a power-driven temptress ruled by envies that will cause her to self-destruct? This classic masterpiece is a chilling meditation on the deadly consequences of both thwarted creative power and human efforts to push past realistic limits.
Of specific note in this production is the design team, which is comprised of Jeff-nominated costume designer Jacqueline Firkins, and scenic designer Timothy Mann, who worked for many years as art director for the Late Show with David Letterman. “These two individuals have incredible experience in our field, and they really bring a certain star quality to our set,” says April Browning, managing director and production coordinator of Loyola’s Department of Theatre.
Hedda Gabler will run October 4-8 and 11-15 with Wednesday through Saturday performances taking place at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday performances at 2:00 p.m. General admission tickets are available and cost $5. Loyola’s intimate Studio Theatre is located just a crosswalk away from the Loyola ‘L’ stop. For more information about subscription or tickets, please call the box office at 773-508-3847 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.ticketweb.com.
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 15,000 students, which includes nearly 10,000 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 also serves as the U.S. host university to the Beijing Center for Chinese Studies in Beijing, China. 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 69 undergraduate majors, 77 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” in its annual publications. For more information, please visit our Web site at www.LUC.edu.