The talents of alumni and former students from the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department are featured in Night in Alachua County, a new thriller by Chicago’s horror-focused WildClaw Theatre. The show’s cast includes alumnae Kathryn Acosta ’11 and Mandy Walsh ’99, both graduates of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting, as well as former Theatre Department student Allison Cain. Current student Madisen Dempsey, a senior in the Theatre Department’s BFA Program in Theatre Directing, is an understudy. Former Theatre Department student Christopher M. Walsh directs.
This world premiere by Jennifer Rumberger concerns a woman who returns home — after staying away for 17 years — to a backwoods portion of Florida to face the mother and sister she left behind and the disturbing secrets they share. CONTENT WARNING: Night in Alachua County contains discussions of sexual abuse, though please note that no sexual violence is depicted onstage.
The show runs September 5-October 7 at the Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee, in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. For tickets, click here.