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Director of Public Programming
Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Loyola University Chicago Announces 2014–2015 Mainstage Theatre Season Lineup
Productions Range from Broadway Hits to Contemporary Dramas
CHICAGO, April 3, 2014 – Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts (DFPA) has announced its 2014–2015 mainstage theatre season that includes four productions in the Newhart Family Theatre.
The complete mainstage theatre season includes:
- Proof, a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play where the discovery of a mysterious notebook makes the daughter of a brilliant, but mentally disturbed mathematician question just how much of her father’s madness—or genius—she will inherit. Directed by Jonathan Wilson, this production will run September 25, 2014 to October 5, 2014.
- House of Bernarda Alba is a drama set in a Spanish household thrown into a period of mourning while five daughters struggle with jealousy and desire in their repressive, conservative environment. Directed by Ann Shanahan, this production will run November 13–23, 2014.
- In fml: how Carson McCullers saved my life Jo’s junior year looks bleak as she becomes a target for homophobic cyber-bullying, but she just might experience the transformative power of literature first hand. Directed by Dr. Sarah Gabel, this production will run February 19, 2015 to March 1, 2015.
- Spring Awakening, Broadway’s edgy musical, follows ten students struggling to become adults. Directed by Dr. Mark Lococo, this production will run April 9–19, 2015.
This upcoming season will mark the third year in the state-of-the-art Newhart Family Theatre, which has been named in honor of Loyola alumnus and comedian Bob Newhart, who graduated from Loyola’s Quinlan School of Business in 1952. An intimate space, the theatre produces the perfect atmosphere for student performers to engage with the audience while experimenting with the latest advancements in audio, video, and lighting technologies.
Thursday through Saturday evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. An American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter will be signing at each second Friday performance. Tickets are $10-$20, with discounts available for students, alumni, faculty, staff, and senior citizens. Subscription packages run from $30-$60, a 25 percent discount from single-ticket pricing.
The Newhart Family Theatre is located on the second floor of the Mundelein Center for the Fine and Performing Arts at 1020 W. Sheridan Road on Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus. Tickets can be purchased online at LUC.tix.com. Contact the box office at BOXOFFICE@luc.edu or 773.508.8400 with questions or concerns, or visit blogs.LUC.edu/ArtsAlive for more information.
About the Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Loyola’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts aligns the creative energies of dance, music, theatre, and visual arts to provide quality arts education to students. This interdisciplinary collaboration, and the renovation of two arts facilities on the Lake Shore Campus, has inspired a renaissance of the arts on campus. This year’s public programming includes more than 100 innovative events engaging several art forms. For information and events, visit blogs.LUC.edu/ArtsAlive.
About Loyola University Chicago
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, with nearly 16,000 students. Nearly 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 countries call Loyola home. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy, as well as course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. The University features 10 schools and colleges, including the Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, and GraduateSchool. Consistently ranked a top national university by U.S.News & World Report, Loyola is also among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. To learn more about Loyola, visit LUC.edu, “like” us at Facebook.com/LoyolaChicago, or follow us on Twitter via @LoyolaChicago or @LoyolaNewsroom.
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