A short play by Kyle Hamlin, a senior in the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department‘s BA Program in Writing for Performance/Playwriting, will be showcased in “College Night: Histories,” a program of readings of works by student writers, presented Wednesday, July 6, at Victory Gardens Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln, in Chicago. The free event follows that night’s performance of Victory Gardens’ current production, The House That Will Not Stand.
Hamlin’s short play, Jerry and Kurt, depicts a meeting between literary giants J.D. Salinger and Kurt Vonnegut, who share the circumstances that brought forth their art. Jerry and Kurt will be performed by Columbia College alumnus David Stobbe (BA ’16), a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Musical Theatre, and student Evan Szewc, a senior in the Theatre Department’s BFA Program in Acting with International Performance Study, under the direction of Abhi Shrestha, a senior in the Theatre Department’s BFA Program in Theatre Directing.
Also on the program will be works by students from Northwestern University, DePaul University, and the University of Chicago.
The House That Will Not Stand begins at 7:30 PM and runs two hours and 15 minutes, so the free “College Night: Histories” event will start around 10 PM. Discounted student tickets are available for The House That Will Not Stand. For more information, call 773-871-3000 or click here.