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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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