The LORAS PLAYERS 109th season of presenting quality theatre
ALL productions are held in
St. Joseph Auditorium, Hoffmann Hall at 7:30 PM
2019-2020 Season Performances
THE ONE-DAY PLAY
WORLD PREMIERE SHORT PLAYS presented by the Guild of St. Genesius
September 28, 2019 @ 7:30 PM || Duhawks: FREE; General Admission: $5; Canned Goods Accepted!
In 24 hours, what can a group of students create? A comedy? A drama? A mystery? Something unique? Something that makes you laugh, or cry, or think? Join us and take a crazy, wild and unique journey into the creative mind. An evening of original shorts that always proves popular and entertaining!
DUPROV: THE OTHER DEAN’S LIST
IMPROV COMEDY SHOWCASE presented by Duprov
October 16, 2019 @ 7:30 PM || Duhawks: FREE; General Admission: $5
Armed with the sword of humor, students compete on the battlefields of improvisation and sketch comedy! PLEASE NOTE the addition of this fall semester showcase, and the new single, mid-week performance date.
CONTEMPORARY DRAMA by Lauren Gunderson
Thursday–Saturday, October 31–November 2, 2019 @ 7:30 PM || Duhawks: FREE; General Admission: $15
When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love.
ANTIQUITY TRAGEDY by Sophocles
Thursday–Saturday, November 21–23, 2019 @ 7:30 PM || Duhawks: FREE; General Admission: $15
The people of Thebes face a plague on the land. The oracle claims that the plague will end when the murderer of King Laius is found and punished. In pursuit of the murder, Oedipus the King learns unsettling truths and discovers that in his attempt to change his dark foretold fate, he unwittingly enabled it. Over centuries, Oedipus Rex has become regarded as the pinnacle of Greek tragedy and the summit of Sophocles’ achievements.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
RADIO PLAY presented by the Guild of Saint Genesius
by Charles Dickens, adapted by Joe Landry, featuring the Loras Jazz Ensemble
Saturday, December 7, 2019 @ 7:30 PM || Duhawks: FREE; General Admission: $5
The Charles Dickens holiday classic comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast, complete with vintage commercials for fruitcake (extra-fancy), and the magic of live sound effects and musical underscoring. A handful of actors bring dozens of characters to the stage, as the familiar story unfolds: Three ghosts take Ebenezer Scrooge on a thrilling journey to teach him the true meaning of Christmas. A charming take on a family favorite that will leave no one saying “Bah Humbug!” Join us for this popular Christmas tradition, featuring the Loras Jazz Ensemble.
DUPROV: IMPROV WINS!
IMPROV COMEDY COMPETITION presented by Duprov
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 @ 7:30 PM || Duhawks: FREE; General Admission: $5
Armed with the sword of humor, students compete on the battlefields of improvisation and sketch comedy!
SHE KILLS MONSTERS
CONTEMPORARY DARK COMEDY by Qui Nguyen
Thursday–Saturday, May 7–9, 2020 @ 7:30 PM || Duhawks: FREE; General Admission: $15
A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.