Columbia College Chicago Theatre Alums Celebrate the Season with Holiday-Themed Comedy/Combat Show

The Robert Frosty Theatre Company, a sketch comedy group founded and led by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni, presents the third annual edition of its comedy/sketch/stage combat holiday show ‘Twas the Fight Before Christmas through December 21.

Luke Van Marter

Almanya Narula

Jelani West

Jelani West

Jessica Paramo

Tori Johns

Written by Columbia College alumnus Luke Van Marter ’14, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting, the show plays Wednesday and Thursday nights at 8 PM at the Public House Theatre, 3914 N. Clark, Chicago. The cast includes Van Marter and fellow Columbia College alums Almanya Narula ’12, Jelani West ’12, Jessica Paramo ’14, and John Tervanis ’14 — all graduates of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting — as well as student Tori Johns.

Robert Parise

Scott Myers

Columbia College alumnus Robert A. Parise ’14, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Acting BA program, is the costume designer, and Columbia alums Van Marter and Scott Myers ’14 are the production’s fight directors. Myers — a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Comedy Writing and Performance with a Stage Combat Minor — co-founded the Robert Frosty Theatre Company with Van Marter in 2014.

‘Twas the Fight Before Christmas invites theatregoers to “come celebrate the holidays the way God intended, with unrelenting carnage and mayhem! Join all your classic holiday favorites like Santa Claus, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, and Frosty the Snowman as they cut, slash, hack, hew, and punch their way into the Christmas spirit, against the forces of contemporary America! Robert Frosty brings their trademark wit and whimsy in this fighting sketch revue that explores the depths of depravity the holiday season brings!” For tickets, click here.