FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kristin Trehearne Lane
Director of Public Programming
Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Loyola University Chicago Opens Mainstage Theatre Season with Lend Me A Tenor
Department of Fine and Performing Arts Presents Award-Winning Comedy
CHICAGO, September 25, 2015 – Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts (DFPA) opens its 2015–2016 mainstage theatre season on Friday, September 25 with Lend Me A Tenor, written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Jonathan Wilson.
When a hot-headed opera house manager books an acclaimed singer in hopes of saving the business, a comedic tale of mistaken identity unfolds. Max, the manager’s neurotic assistant, leads a colorful cast of eccentric individuals through a web of romantic pursuits and zany antics in this farce set in the mid-1930s.
“Lend Me A Tenor challenges actors to break out of a naturalistic mode and create characters who are slightly exaggerated and full of life,” says Director Jonathan Wilson. “It’s all done in the spirit of fun, but this play serves as a reminder of the forceful determination to succeed that is present in the theatre business.”
Lend Me A Tenor opens Friday, September 25 and runs through Sunday, October 4.
Thursday through Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. Discounts for students, alumni, faculty, staff, and senior citizens are available for advance-purchase tickets. Tickets purchased the night of the performance are general admission pricing ($10-$20). An American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter will be signing at the Friday, October 2 performance.
The performances will be held in the Newhart Family Theatre, 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.
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 more than 16,000 students. Nearly 11,000 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 11 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, Graduate School, and Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago. Ranked a top 100 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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