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Director of Public Programming
Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Loyola University Chicago Begins Mainstage Theatre Season with Proof
Loyola’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts Presents Play Set in Chicago
CHICAGO, September 10, 2014 – Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts (DFPA) begins its 2014–2015 mainstage theatre season on September 26 in the Newhart Family Theatre with Proof by David Auburn, directed by Jonathan Wilson.
In this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play, Catherine is the twenty-something daughter of a brilliant, but mentally disturbed mathematician and University of Chicago professor. The discovery of a mysterious notebook leaves her friends and family questioning: How much of her father’s madness—or genius—did Catherine inherit?
Proof was adapted into a film of the same name in 2005 starring Academy Award winners Gwyneth Paltrow and Anthony Hopkins.
The production provides cast and crew with a familiar setting: Chicago. Taking place in the southeast neighborhood of Hyde Park, the set will be a recreation of a typical city home.
Proof opens Friday, September 26, and runs through Sunday, October 5. An American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter will be signing at the Friday, October 3 performance. Thursday through Saturday evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. A preview night will be held Thursday, September 25 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10–$20, with discounts available for students, alumni, faculty, staff, and senior citizens. Preview tickets are available for $5 at the door.
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. More than 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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