Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumnus Marvin Eduardo Quijada, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting, is the creator of the Silent Theatre Company‘s new production The Dueling Gentlemen. Described as “a love letter to old vaudeville,” the show is performed entirely in silence and accompanied by live original piano music, in the manner of a silent movie. The story follows two vaudeville performers whose friendship begins to deconstruct during their long-running successful act. Issues of insecurities and lack of communication, alcoholism and professionalism, betrayal and sinister plots arise on and off stage as the duo’s act “The Ugly Blonde” takes an even uglier turn.
The two-man show stars Quijada, a Silent Theatre ensemble member who conceived and wrote the piece, and his fellow Columbia Theatre alumnus, Marcus D. Fittanto.
The Dueling Gentlemen runs August 9-September 20 at the historic Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport, in Chicago. Tickets are $17-$27 with special senior/student discounts. For tickets, click here or call 773-935-6875.