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October 27, 2000 Contact: Bryant Payne (312) 355-2523; bpayne2@uic.edu

NOTE: Photos available upon request



Lou "Luigi" Salerni, professor of performing arts, will direct George Bernard Shaw's "Misalliance" - a witty, comic play about family, marriage and social class. The action literally descends upon two families residing at a turn-of-the-century English country estate when an airplane carrying a mysterious passenger suddenly crashes through the roof.


Opening: Thursday, Nov. 9 (7:30 p.m.)
Friday, Nov. 10 (7:30 p.m.)
Saturday, Nov. 11 (7:30 p.m.)
Thursday, Nov. 16 (7:30 p.m.)
Friday, Nov. 17 (7:30 p.m.)
Saturday, Nov. 18 (7:30 p.m.)
Sunday, Nov. 19 (2:15 p.m.)


UIC Theatre
1044 W. Harrison St.


The setting for Shaw's "Misalliance" is the greenhouse of a self-made millionaire, as his family plays host to their future in-laws. Marital arrangements are hilariously disrupted as tables turn and turn again in this delightful comedy laden with social and romantic insights.

When adventure drops from the sky, the characters are forced to look at their prejudices and limited horizons, and create new intellectual categories where they can understand what they each desire and how they can relate to one another

. "'Misalliance' is a boisterous feminist take on human independence and daring," said Salerni. "The year 2000 is the 50th anniversary of Shaw's death and our production of 'Misalliance' is a fitting tribute to the man who, even in the latter part of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century, was an active proponent of feminist issues."

Tickets are $7 for UIC students, $8 for non-UIC students, $10 for UIC faculty and staff, and $12 for the general public.

For ticket information and reservations, contact the UIC Theatre at (312) 996-2939

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