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Loyola University Chicago Department of Theatre Presents Tennessee William’s The Glass Menagerie
CHICAGO, February 22, 2007 – Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Theatre presents the third Studio Theatre production of its 2006-2007 season, Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie. Opening on February 28, 2007 at 7:30 p.m., The Glass Menagerie will be performed in Loyola’s black box Studio Theatre, located in the lower level of the Centennial Forum Student Union (1125 W. Loyola Avenue) on the University’s Lake Shore Campus.
A two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, Tennessee Williams was one of the most prominent American playwrights of the twentieth century. The Glass Menagerie, one of Williams’s most celebrated plays, tells the story of a family whose members are torn between their individual perceptions of reality and illusion. The story is told through the memories of the son, whose life is based on Williams’s own. The sister, Laura, is haunted by a world of illusory gentleman callers, and their mother, Amanda Wingfield, is fixated on memories of her own childhood and the unrealistic expectations she has for her daughter.
The Glass Menagerie became an instant success after its Chicago premiere in 1944. With the acclaimed story-telling of Tennessee Williams and the talented direction of Brook Enhelder, as well as a full team of student designers, this is a production that should not be missed.
The Glass Menagerie will run February 28 – March 4, 2007, 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 for $5. For more information about subscription or tickets, please call the box office at 773-508-3847 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.