Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni, students, and faculty are in the cast and production team of Choir Boy, running September 27-November 12 at Chicago’s award-winning Raven Theatre. The drama, by Oscar-winning writer Tarell Alvin McCraney, concerns a gay teenager determined to be the best choir leader in his all-black prep school’s 50-year history, despite being an outsider in a community that demands he conform.
The cast of this Chicago premiere includes Columbia College Chicago alumnus Darren Patin ’17, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BFA Program in Musical Theatre Performance. Destiney Higgins, a student in the Theatre Department’s BFA Program in Theatre Directing, is the show’s assistant director.
Columbia College faculty member David Woolley, coordinator of the Theatre Department’s Stage Combat Minor, is the production’s fight choreographer. Raven Theatre’s associate artistic director is Columbia College alumnus Cody Estle ’11, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Directing program. And Raven’s marketing director is alumnus Jake Fruend ’13, also a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Directing program.
Raven Theatre is located at 6157 N. Clark in Chicago’s Edgewater Theatre District. For tickets, call 773-338-2177 or click here.