Otherworld Theatre Company, an ensemble founded and led by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni, is presenting a new edition of its interactive production Fight Quest, playing Wednesday nights through July 27 at CSz Theatre Chicago, 929 W. Belmont, Chicago. For tickets, call 773-549-8080 or click here.
The show is “a stellar example of many things geeky, namely stage combat, Dungeons & Dragons-like role playing and Choose Your Own Adventure-style action wrapped in a play,” according to a rave review in Third Coast Review. Critic Kim Campbell goes on to say, “The stage combat scenes in Fight Quest are exciting and very tangible, being within a spittle’s throw of the front row, and the costumes and weapons are hilarious fetishizations of D&D accoutrements.”
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni in the cast and creative/production team for Fight Quest include playwright Bennett Decker Bottero, who also appears onstage and “artfully guides the hero quest and the interplay between audience and performers,” says Campbell; cast member and fight choreographer Kai Young (BA ’12), a graduate of Columbia’s Acting BA program; and actor Grace Gimpel (BA ’12), a graduate of Columbia’s BA Program in Musical Theatre. Tiffany Keane (BA ’12), a graduate of Columbia’s Theatre Directing Program, is the founder and artistic director of Otherworld Theatre Company, which specializes in theatre dedicated to science fiction and fantasy storytelling.
‘The stage combat scenes in Fight Quest are exciting and very tangible . . . a stellar example of many things geeky!’