Nothing Without a Company, an adventurous theatre troupe founded and led by Columbia College Chicago alums, presents the world premiere of Bobby Pin Girls, running October 29-December 3 at the Chicago Mosaic School, 1101 W. Granville, in Chicago’s Edgewater Theatre District.
Written by Columbia alum Janey Bell ’16 — a graduate of the Columbia College Chicago English and Creative Writing Department‘s BFA Program in Fiction Writing with a Minor in Playwriting from the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department — Bobby Pin Girls tells the story of Ana and Bree as they are forced to do some rapid bonding over the course of a wild night. Ana is an uptight actress struggling to convince herself to stick with a show she not-so-secretly despises while navigating mixed signals from her director. Visual artist Bree — played by Columbia alum Emilie Modaff ’14, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting — attempts to boost her new roomie’s self-confidence while dealing with her impulsive and reckless ex reentering her life. Will the toxic people in their lives bust up this burgeoning friendship or will the girls learn to embrace their evolving identities? This play contains strong language, drug use, and mentions of self-harm.
The show is produced by Nothing Without a Company co-founder and artistic director Anna Rose Ii-Epstein ’07, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s acting program with a Minor in Theatre Directing. The production’s fight choreographer is Columbia alum Jaq Seifert, recipient of a Graduate Certificate in Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals from Columbia College Chicago in 2015.
Student discount tickets for the show are only $5 for previews October 29-November 1, or $10 after the show opens on November 2. (Use the student discount code “Student” when ordering.) For tickets, click here.