Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department Faculty and Alumni Talent Featured in Chicago Premiere Aug. 24-Sept. 23

Faculty members and alums of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department are working with Route 66 Theatre Company on the Chicago premiere of the dark comedy A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Sloan-Kettering Memorial Cancer Center of New York City, playing August 24-September 23 at the Den Theatre, located at 1333 N. Milwaukee in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood.

Meg Thalken

The show’s cast includes Columbia College Theatre Department acting teacher Meg Thalken.

Claire Chrzan

Claire Chrzan

Sasha Smith

Columbia College alum Claire Chrzan ’11, a graduate of the Columbia College Theatre Department’s Theatre Design program, is the show’s lighting designer. And Sasha Smith, a former student in the Theatre Department’s Acting BA program, is the show’s “intimacy choreographer.”

The comedy concerns the relationship between a foul-mouthed twenty-something comedienne and a middle-aged man embroiled in a nasty divorce, who are brought together unexpectedly when their cancer-stricken mothers become roommates in the hospital.

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