FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kristin Trehearne Lane
Director of Public Programming
Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Loyola University Chicago Continues Mainstage Theatre Season with The House of Bernarda Alba
Loyola’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts Presents Spanish Classic
CHICAGO, November 6, 2014 – Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts (DFPA) continues its 2014–2015 mainstage theatre season on Friday, November 14 with The House of Bernarda Alba.
Upon the death of her second husband at the onset of the Spanish Civil War, matriarch Bernarda Alba forces her home into an eight-year period of mourning. Restricted, her five daughters struggle with the oppressive and conservative environment. Jealousies are exposed, dreams are thwarted, and desires threaten to destroy the family.
Writer Federico García Lorca engages a sophisticated social critique of the factors at play in a modern capitalist, industrialized society—through a look at the intimate daily lives of a group of women.
“The personal is political is a phrase that characterizes Lorca’s work as a whole. He examines the layers of oppression in the capitalist world he depicts and explores how the oppressed oppress one another,” said Ann Shanahan, the show’s director. “The show is profoundly beautiful, and the more the cast and crew works on it, the more depth, precision, and genius I see in it.”
The House of Bernarda Alba runs through Sunday, November 23. A preview will be held Thursday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m. An American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter will be signing at the Friday, November 21 performance. Thursday through Saturday evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday matinees begin at 2 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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