Columbia College Chicago Playwriting Student’s New Work Premieres May 12 at Victory Gardens Theatre’s Student Discount ‘College Night’

Courtney Eathorne

A new play by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department playwriting student Courtney Eathorne will be performed Friday, May 12, as part of “College Night” at Victory Gardens Theatre, located at 2433 N. Lincoln in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. Eathorne, a senior in the Theatre Department’s Writing for Performance/Playwriting BA program, is one of three Chicago-area college students selected for this program of short plays about the challenges that women face in their professional lives. Eathorne’s play, Heavy Pour, is based on the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, and focuses on women who leaked government reports to the press exposing the situation of Flint residents suffering lead poisoning as a result of governmental mismanagement of the water supply. 

“College Night” will follow the regularly scheduled 7:30 PM performance of Victory Gardens’ current prime-time production, Queen, a world premiere directed by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum alum Joanie Schultz ’00, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s theatre directing program. The evening begins at 6:30 with a preshow reception in the theatre’s lobby. Following the performance of Queen and the “College Night” presentation of the plays by Eathorne and students from Northwestern and DePaul universities, there will be a post-show discussion.

Admission for the evening is only $10 for college students who use the ticket-order code “COLLEGIATE.” For tickets, call 773.871.3000 or click here.