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'AlumNights: An Evening of Familiar Faces' Lewis University’s Studio Theatre Inaugural Production

Published: May 25, 2013.

(Left to right): Monisa Victrum,
Clare Sampson, Mary Elizabeth O’Hara,
Tim Karkowski, Chad Tallon and Dan Franke

Lewis University’s Heritage Theatre Company (HTC) is proud to announce the first HTC production in the new Studio Theatre entitled AlumNights: An Evening of Familiar Faces. HTC has been a willing company for the alumni and friends of the Philip Lynch Theatre (PLT) for over 15 years. HTC has been the driving force behind the incredibly successful Christmas show that will enter its 9th year in December. We're rejuvenated for the many new theatrical adventures with the addition of the new, beautiful Studio Theatre. AlumNights: An Evening of Familiar Faces is conceived and directed by Chad Tallon '08 of Essex. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, June 6, 7 and 8. General admission tickets are $10 for the general public, and $2 for the members of the Lewis community.

The show will include scenes and songs from previous PLT productions that span from “West Side Story” in 1982 to “Almost, Maine” in 2012. AlumNights features 6 PLT's 'familiar faces’ including: Daniel Franke ’05 and Monisa Victrum ’12 from Joliet, Mary Elizabeth O’Hara ‘08 from Plainfield, Tim Karkowski ‘07 from Channahon, and Clare Sampson ‘12 from Romeoville. Working behind the scenes are Melissa Chicola ’13 from Lockport (sound), Amanda Foresta ’13 from Steger (box office), Ashley Daun ’12 from New Lenox (stage manager), Jackie Sabani ’08 from Plainfield and Celeste Mackey from Joliet (costumes), Stephanie Hill ’11 from Romeoville (house manager), Christy Jones ’06 (public relations) from Homer Glen, Becky Hicks (musical director), Andrew Nelsen ’04 (lighting and set designer), Jo Slowik ‘88 (props) all from Joliet. You’ve seen them make memories at the PLT; come watch them create Studio Theatre magic!

AlumNights: An Evening of Familiar Faces will be held in Lewis University’s Studio Theatre, located in the Oremus Fine Arts Center on the Lewis main campus on Route 53 in Romeoville. Seating is general admission, and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Tickets may be purchased or reserved at the Philip Lynch Theatre box office the evening of the performances or in advance during regular hours Monday – Friday,1:00 – 4:30 p.m. For more information, patrons can visit the PLT Web site at or e-mail the box office at or call (815) 836-5500.

Lewis University is a Catholic University in the Lasallian tradition, offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.

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