Alumni of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department are featured in two world premiere Chicago theatre productions opening this week.
Marvin Quijada ’05, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting, is featured in the world premiere of La Havana Madrid, Sandra Delgado’s re-creation of an actual 1960s Caribbean Chicago nightclub from the 1960s. The immersive, documentary-style show, presented by Chicago’s acclaimed Latinx ensemble Teatro Vista, runs through May 21 at Steppenwolf Theatre Company‘s casual, flexible, intimate 1700 Theatre, located at 1700 N. Halsted, Chicago. The space has been transformed into a re-creation of La Havana Madrid, a popular gathering spot for Latino immigrants in 1960s Chicago. Following its run at Steppenwolf, La Havana Madrid will transfer to the Miracle Center, 2311 N. Pulaski Rd., in Chicago’s Belmont-Cragin neighborhood. For tickets to the Steppenwolf run, call 312-335-1650 or click here.
Paige Daigle ’15, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BFA Program in Musical Theatre Performance, is featured in Underscore Theatre Company‘s world premiere of My Name Is Annie King, described as a “ world premiere bluegrass musical thriller” by Krista Pioppi, Aaron Albert, and Katy Rea. Daigle plays the daughter of a charismatic cult leader in rural Missouri in this tale of dark sexuality fueled by hallucinogenic rituals. My Name Is Annie King April 21-May 28 at the Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago. For tickets, click here.