Chicago’s Raven Theatre is presenting William Inge’s rarely-revived drama A Loss of Roses, with a cast and production team that includes Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni, students, and faculty members.
The 1959 play will be directed by Raven’s associate artistic director Cody Estle (BA ’11), a graduate of the Theatre Department’s theatre directing program. The cast includes Sam Hubbard (BFA ’12) and Joel Reitsma (BFA ’08), graduates of the Theatre Department’s acting program.
David Woolley, coordinator of the Theatre Department’s stage combat program, is the show’s fight choreographer. Spencer Diedrick, a senior in the Theatre Department’s BFA Program in Theatre Directing, is Estle’s assistant director.
In Inge’s drama, a widow and her 21-year-old son are getting by in a small Depression-era Kansas town when their old friend, a down-on-her-luck but attractive actress, moves in with the two. They learn that survival comes at a price and that moving on requires letting go.
A Loss of Roses runs February 17-April 2 at Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark, Chicago. For tickets, call 773-338-2177 or click here.
Next season, Estle will direct the Chicago-area premiere of By the Water, starring Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble member Francis Guinan, at Northlight Theatre in Skokie. The show runs March 16-April 23, 2017.