Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department Faculty and Alumni Bring ‘The Seven-Per-Cent Solution’ to the Stage Oct. 2

Seven Per Cent Solution

Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty member Terry McCabe‘s new stage adaptation of Nicholas Meyer’s novel The Seven-Per-Cent Solution will open the 2015-16 season at Chicago’s City Lit Theater, where McCabe is artistic director.

The production’s cast includes Columbia College Chicago alumna Chelsea Roberts (BA ’14), a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting with a Minor in Stage Combat. Costume designer LaVisa Angela Williams (BA ’13) is a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Theatre Design.

The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, published in 1974, launched the modern tradition of revisionist Sherlock Holmes novels, films, and television series, in which the psychology of Holmes as a character and his relationship with Dr. Watson are plumbed more deeply than in any of the four novels and 56 short stories written by Holmes’ creator, Arthur Conan Doyle.  The Seven-Per-Cent Solution relates the story of Watson’s struggle to cure Holmes of his cocaine addiction with the help of none other than Sigmund Freud.

The show runs October 2-November 15 at City Lit Theater, located in the Edgewater Presbyterian Church at 1020 W. Bryn Mawr, in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood. For tickets, click here or call 773-293-3682. 

Later this season, City Lit will present I’ve Got the World on a String: Harold Arlen’s Songs of Love and Loss, a musical revue devised by the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department’s longtime chairperson, the late Sheldon Patinkin. McCabe will direct the show.