Loyola University Chicago

Theatre

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Main Stage Season

 2022-2023

By Marisela Treviño Orta 
Directed by Denise Yvette Serna

October 6-9, 2022 | TICKETS

In a potentially parallel timeline where the End of Days is approaching, an entomologist and her brother follow a migration of monarch butterflies to what they hope is the last viable place on earth. Their encounter with a survivalist group on a truffle farm leads to earnest realizations and interpersonal conflict about acclimating beyond the world they once knew. With wit, whimsy, and the forces of nature, Marisela Treviño Orta’s Somewhere speculates on climate change, environmental sustainability, and how we may understand its most extreme shifts.

 

By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Mark E. Lococo

October 27-30, 2022 | TICKETS

Orlando has savored all that life could offer to an exquisite young nobleman. He is discontent despite romances with Elizabeth I, a Russian Princess, and countless maidens, until he awakes in the body of a woman. Orlando must adapt to the social and political constraints of femme experiences across centuries, all while searching for who she truly is, with whom she needs to be, and how she can express herself. Adapted from Virginia Woolfe’s classic novel, Sarah Ruhl’s Orlando is a physically and poetically lyrical exploration of place, time, privilege, and living beyond the gender binary.

 

 

Written by Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin
Adapted from Jane Austen

Directed by Jonathan Wilson

February 23-26, 2023 | TICKETS

Jane Austen’s celebrated romance takes center stage in Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin’s adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Marriage awaits all the Bennet Sisters but Lizzie adamantly despises the most eligible bachelor in Hertfordshire – or does she? Experience the best of Austin’s comedic wit and Regency gossip in this tale of enemies-to-lovers. With extended focus on economic class, social hierarchy, and the novel’s beloved femme identifying characters, this classic brings the best of its period to the 21st century.

 

Book, Music and Lyrics by PigPen Theatre Co.
Directed by Emily Ritger

April 13-16, 2023 | TICKETS

Perhaps great change is needed to remind us of who we are. The OldMan has filled the moon with liquid light each day for longer than anybody can recall. When the Old Woman sails west in search of a long-lost memory, the OldMan embarks on an epic quest to find his wife. Collaboratively written by PigPen Theatre Co.  The Old Man and the Old Moon is a funny sea-faring fable about how hard it is to make change in our lives. With imaginative ensemble storytelling, puppetry, and sea shanties, this indie-folk musical invokes a sense of an adventure far older and greater than we may ever know.