Otherworld Theatre Company, an ensemble founded and led by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni, is presenting Charles Busch’s science-fantasy epic Queen Amarantha at City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr, in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood. Founded in 2012, Otherworld specializes in theatre dedicated to science fiction and fantasy storytelling. Queen Amarantha is a medieval fantasy play about the daughter of a barbaric warrior king. (Patrons must be 18 or over. This play features strong sexual content and partial nudity. Viewer discretion is advised.)
Queen Amarantha is directed by Otherworld’s founder and artistic director Tiffany Keane, who graduated from the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department’s Directing Program in 2012. Other Columbia alumni involved in the production are cast members Grace Gimpel (a 2012 graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Musical Theatre), Dylan Schaefer (a 2012 graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting), and David Servillo (who is also the show’s technical director); assistant director Bennett Decker Bottero; and fight director Kai Young (a 2012 graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting). And City Lit Theater, where the production is running, is led by Columbia Theatre Department faculty member Terry McCabe.
Queen Amarantha runs through June 28. For tickets, click here or call 815-277-7855.