Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumna and faculty member Stephanie Shaw ’92 is directing a staged reading of the 1977 Italian horror film Suspiria as part of “It Came from the Neo-Futurarium XII: Dawn Of The Neo-Futurarium!,” the Neo-Futurist theatre company‘s 12th annual summer festival of staged readings of the “best worst movies of all time.” The performance takes place Saturday, July 8, at 7:30 PM at the Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland, in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood.
Shaw, a former member of the Neo-Futurists, has assembled a cast that includes her fellow Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum and faculty colleague, Brian Shaw ’86, who also happens to be her husband. Also in the cast are several of Shaw’s former students — Columbia College alums Dakota Hughes ‘15 and Ann Delaney ’14, both graduates of the Columbia College Theatre Department’s BFA Program in Musical Theatre Performance, and Tyler Anthony Smith ’17, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting — as well as former Theatre Department student Trent Creswell and Theatre Department faculty member Wendi Weber.
Suspiria, directed and written by Dario Argento, concerns an American ballet student who transfers to a prestigious dance academy in Germany but later realizes that the school is a front for a coven of witches.
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