Loras Players – Guild of St. Genesius

LORAS PLAYERS: 2017-2018 Season Dates
Our 107th season of presenting quality theatre

Loras Players

October 21; 2017 at 7:30
The 1440 Theatre Project
St. Joseph Auditorium – Hoffmann Hall – Loras College
General Admission = FREE, with a suggested donated food item

Tag line: New plays under construction!
There are 1440 minutes in a day, given that amount of time 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 theatre that always proves popular and entertaining!

November 17 and 18 at 7:30 and 19 at 2:00; 2017
THE ILLUSION by Tony Award winning playwright Tony Kushner
St. Joseph Auditorium – Hoffmann Hall – Loras College
Loras Affiliated = FREE General Admission = $15

Tag line: A cave … A magician … A father’s search for his banished son!
In this comedic production a lawyer, facing mortality, desperate to find the son he drove away years before, travels in the dead of night to a mysterious cave. There he engages the services of a wizard, who conjures up visions of the romantic, adventurous, perilous life the lawyer’s son has been living since his father expelled him from home. THE ILLUSION, freely adapted from Pierre Corneille’s L’ILLUSION COMIQUE, is Kushner’s most joyfully theatrical play, a wildly entertaining tale of passion and regret, of love, disillusionment and magic.

December 9; 2017 at 7:30
L.O.R.A.S. Radio: ECHOES OF CHRISTMAS! By Doug Donald
Music provided by the Loras Jazz Ensemble
St. Joseph Auditorium – Hoffmann Hall – Loras College
General Admission = $2, Plus a suggested food donation for the local food bank!

Tag Line: Take a break and celebrate the season!
Celebrate the holidays as The Guild of St. Genesius and the Loras Jazz Ensemble recreate an old time “live” radio broadcast from the 1940s as we present a number of your favorite classic Christmas stories including The Night Before Christmas, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and A Christmas Carol. Have fun, take a break and celebrate the holidays!

March 15, 16 and 17 at 7:30 and 18 at 2:00; 2018
DARKNESS VISIBLE by local playwright Gary Arms
St. Joseph Auditorium Studio theatre – Hoffmann Hall – Loras College
Limited seating
Loras Affiliated = FREE General Admission = $15

Tag Line: Love found … Love lost!
A play about epic poetry, genius, Satan, Adam and Eve, gender roles, and social class. A love story full of wit and humor. As John Milton writes the poem “Paradise Lost,” his imagination is so potent a force it shapes the lives of everyone around him; including his two daughters. As the play unfolds, they, and the men they are involved with, slowly turn into the characters of Milton’s masterpiece.

May 11 & 12; 2018 at 7:30
DUPROV: Pro Deo et Comedy
St. Joseph Auditorium – Hoffmann Hall – Loras College
Loras Affiliated: FREE General Admission = $5

Tag Line: Humor – for god and country!
An evening of student improvisation, and sketch comedy that will make you laugh, cry tears of joy, and thank god you are blessed with a sense of humor … we hope … we really do! Students armed with the sword of humor compete on the comedic field of the St. Joseph stage. Join us and let us tickle your funny bone!