Steep Theatre, one of Chicago’s most acclaimed storefront companies, is presenting the U.S. premiere of Posh, by British playwright Laura Wade, and several Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty members, students, and alumni are involved in the production.
Faculty member Jonathan Berry is directing the show, and his assistant director is Adrian Azevedo (BA ’15), a graduate of the Theatre Department’s theatre directing program. Katie Messmore (BA ’11), a graduate of the Theatre Department’s technical theatre program, is the stage manager.
Posh premiered in 2010 at London’s historic Royal Court Theatre and was later remounted in 2012 in the West End. The play concerns a group of college students–class-conscious Britain’s brightest, best and most moneyed young men–locked in a battle for position while wrestling with adolescent identity struggles.
Posh runs January 21-February 27 at Steep Theatre, 1115 W. Berwyn in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood. For tickets, call 773-649-3186 or click here.
Posh will continue Steep’s tradition of bringing large ensemble casts together in its intimate space.
CAST: Alex Gillmor*, Kendra Thulin*, Will Kinnear, Dash Barber, Ryan Hallahan, Matthew Garry, Michael Kurowski, Sean Wiberg, Christopher Borek, Eric Staves, Japhet Balaban, Colin Sphar, Michael Holding and Bryce Gangel
SET DESIGN Ashley Ann Woods LIGHTING DESIGN Pete Dully* COSTUME DESIGN Stephanie Cluggish SOUND DESIGN Matt Chapman** PROP DESIGN Jenny Pinson STAGE MANAGER Katie Messmore ASSSISTANT DIRECTOR Adrian Azevedo DRAMATURG Jeremy Kazan DIALECT COACH Eva Breneman
January 21st – February 27th, 2016