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"Thanks for the…

Sep 20 - 20, 2014
Take a seat in the crowd as Bob Hope takes the stage, just as he did during… more

A Better You

Sep 20 - 20, 2014
Ashé Cultural Arts Center invites you to join UnitedHealthcare for an… more

American Theater…

Sep 20 - 21, 2014
American Theatre Project of New Orleans (ATPNO) returns to Dillard University's… more

ART GUMBO

Sep 20 - Dec 20, 2014
River Region Art Association presents THE ART GUMBO MARKET every third Saturday… more

Big Sam's Funky Nation

Sep 20 - 20, 2014
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Family Art Day

Sep 20 - 20, 2014
Join the Newcomb Art Gallery for a kid-friendly tour and hands-on activities… more

Free Kinder Garden at…

Sep 20 - 20, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Irvin Mayfild's Jazz…

Sep 20 - 20, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Jefferson Performing…

Sep 20 - 28, 2014
The Jefferson Performing Arts Society will be opening their 37th Season with an… more

Jefferson Performing…

Sep 20 - 20, 2014
The Jefferson Performing Arts Society will be presenting the Dr. Suess… more

Joy Theater Presents …

Sep 20 - 20, 2014
Come and enjoy a special performance by Dr. John & The Nite Trippers with… more

Knit-in at the Museum

Sep 20 - 20, 2014
To kickoff our 9th year of Knit Your Bit, join area knitters and crocheters for… more

Le Petit Theatre…

Sep 20 - 20, 2014
Just a week later, the popular Broadway comedy "Vanya and Sonia and Masha… more

Le PETIT THEATRE…

Sep 20 - 20, 2014
In this regional premiere of Christopher Durang's uproarious Tony Award winning… more

Living History Corps

Sep 20 - 20, 2014
The Museum's World War II re-enactors, collectively known as the Living History… more

Mark of the Feminine

Sep 20 - Oct 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… more

New Orleans Burlesque…

Sep 20 - 20, 2014
The closing night celebration follows the 2014 "Queen of Burlesque"… more

New Orleans Fringe…

Sep 20 - Oct 15, 2014
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Nick Moss Band

Sep 20 - 20, 2014
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Rivertown Theaters…

Sep 20 - 28, 2014
Based on the Oscar winning DreamWorks film that started it all, we bring the… more

"Thanks for the…

Sep 20 - 20, 2014
Take a seat in the crowd as Bob Hope takes the stage, just as he did during… more

Loyola Theatre Opens Season with Bold New Version of Classic Tale

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:

Jess Brown
Communications Coordinator
Phone: 504.861.5882

Loyola Theatre Opens Season with Bold New Version of Classic Tale

The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at Loyola University New Orleans kicks off the 2011-12 season with "In The Blood," Suzan-Lori Parks' contemporary story based on the main character from Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter." The play will run in Loyola's Lower Depths Theatre on Sept. 30, Oct. 1,6,7,8, at 8 p.m. and Oct. 2 at 2 pm.

 

Directed by Laura Hope, "In The Blood" tells the story of single mother Hester and her five children, living in poverty and struggling to make ends meet. With a soiled reputation and a dim future, she seizes the opportunity to receive help from her children's fathers. Tragedy unfolds as Hester continues to struggle to find help for her children. All the while, six other characters, all involved in Hester's predicament, reveal their personal confessions and stories.

 

"In The Blood" exposes the hypocrisy behind the modern-day welfare system and also deals with themes of homelessness, illiteracy, sexual and economic exploitation and religious hypocrisy. According to Hope, "The play shows that if you treat people like animals, they will act like animals. If you exploit someone to the point that they have nothing to lose, they will eventually strike back, even if it is self-destructive."

 

Suzan-Lori Parks became a nominee for the Pulitzer Prize for "In The Blood" in 2000, but later won the prize for another work "Topdog/Underdog."

 

This play is for mature audiences. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $8 for students, seniors and Loyola employees. For tickets and information, visit montage.loyno.edu or call 504-865-2074.

For more information, contact Jess Brown in Loyola's Office of Public Affairs at jlbrown@loyno.edu or call 504-861-5882.

 

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