My Easter Weekend

My Easter Weekend

It’s been a while since my last post, but I wanted to fill you in on my Easter break.

I stayed in Chicago over our four-day weekend (one of the perks of going to a Catholic school is the long Easter break), and it was definitely a good call. Though I missed my family, I wanted to take the rare opportunity of an empty, rehearsal-free weekend to have fun in the city. I have only a month left before a long summer break, so it was nice to take advantage of it.

The weather was beautiful, perfect for a walk around Millennium Park (home of the Bean). I also met up with my twin brother ( a student at DePaul) and we ambled around Navy Pier for a while. I definitely felt like a tourist, seeing the regular Chicago sights, but they never get old!

The highlight of my weekend was Easter Sunday I was lucky enough to win lottery tickets to the musical Book of Mormon! We waited in line before the show and were on of twenty people who got their names drawn for $25 raffle tickets. The musical was fantastic, hilarious and well-performed. One of the best perks of being in the city is the theatre. Before I moved to Chicago, I used to come up from Cincinnati all the time to catch touring shows. I have been wanting to see Book of Mormon since it won the Tony two years ago, so I was so excited to finally see it!

But that was only the first show I saw that day. Loyola’s theatre department bought 20 tickets for a performance of Measure for Measure at the Goodman, and gave them to the first students interested! As a theatre major, we are always told to see as much theatre as we can. Since the professors know this can be expensive, sometimes they treat us with free tickets. The production was very interesting. Imagine Shakespeare set in 1970’s New York, and you’ll get the picture. Another cool thing about the production was the fact that both a Loyola alumna and a faculty member were in the cast, and we got the opportunity to ask the actress questions after the show.

Right now I’m in tech week for the musical Urinetown on the costume crew-I’ll fill you in on that in another entry!



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