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Director of Public Programming
Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Loyola University Chicago Continues Mainstage Theatre Season with fml: how Carson McCullers saved my life
Loyola’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts Presents Play Set in Chicago Suburb
CHICAGO, February 10, 2015 – Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts continues its 2014–2015 mainstage theatre season on Friday, February 20 in the Newhart Family Theatre with fml: how Carson McCullers saved my life by Sarah Gubbins, directed by Sarah Gabel.
Jo’s junior year of high school looks bleak as she becomes a target for homophobic cyber-bullying. But when her English teacher assigns Carson McCuller’s The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, she finds a way to survive and experiences the transformative power of literature for herself.
“Gubbins illustrates high school as a time of insecurity and a real desire to fit in with ‘the group’. If you don’t fit, you are different,” said Gabel. “This play is about getting your inside world—who you are—to match your outside world—how you conduct yourself in the world.”
fml: how Carson McCullers saved my life runs Friday, February 20 through Sunday, March 1. An American Sign Language interpreter will be at the Friday, February 27 performance. Thursday through Saturday evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10–$20, with discounts available for students, alumni, faculty, staff, and seniors. A preview night will be held Thursday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m. 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 Graduate School. 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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