Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni Claire Chrzan (BA ’11) and Julia Rohed (BA ’13) are helping bring Katrina: Mother-in-Law of ‘Em All to Chicago. The dark comedy’s midwest premiere is presented by Interrobang Theatre Project September 4-October 4 at the Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee, in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood.
The play, by Rob Florence, follows six individuals as they recount their true, harrowing and yet somehow hopeful stories about surviving one of the worst disasters in U.S. history. Both humorous and poignant, it reaches beyond New Orleans, beyond Hurricane Katrina, and taps into humans’ primordial need to survive even under the worst of conditions.
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Meanwhile, After Miss Julie, for which Chrzan also designed the lights, has been extended through October 3 at Strawdog Theatre, 3829 N. Broadway. That production’s creative team also includes scenic designer Mike Mroch (BFA ’11), a graduate of the Columbia C0llege Theatre Department’s Theatre Directing program. For tickets, click here.