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Loyola University Chicago of Department of Theatre Presents A Midsummer’s Dream
CHICAGO, October 30, 2006 Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream as their inaugural production of the 2006-2007 main stage season. The play opens November 3, 2006, in the Kathleen Mullady Theatre, located in Centennial Forum Student Union (1125 W. Loyola Ave) on the University’s Lake Shore Campus.
This season, audiences will discover wit, mischief, and magic as the Department of Theatre showcases a season of Faeries & Furies: The Fates that Bend Fortune to their Favor. Jeff Award-winning director, Jonathan Wilson, revives the romantic whimsy and charm of the Shakespeare classic while examining the deeper struggles of love and relationships. Wilson asks, “When is love more than an illusion? And when is it nothing more than the fleeting mirage of a dream?” This timeless piece takes up these questions and more while providing a comical take on the role of the faeries as they intervene in our (extra)ordinary daily experiences.
The enchanting quality of the production is enhanced by the renowned talents 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
A Midsummer Night’s Dream has a preview performance on November 2, opens on November 3, and runs November 3 – 5 and 9-12, 2006. Thursday through Saturday performances take place at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday performances are at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $5-$15, with discounts for LUC students, faculty, and staff. Loyola’s Kathleen Mullady 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 atwww.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.