Columbia College Chicago Theatre Alumni Unveil New Site-Specific Play Dec. 14-17

Alex Fortune

The Bittersweet Arts Company, a new ensemble formed by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department and Columbia College Chicago Music Department alumni, presents its first full-length production December 14-17. Forsythian Dweller’s Club, a new play by Columbia College alum Alex Fortune ’17, chronicles a strange meeting between the founders of a poetry magazine and a mysterious consultant who seeks to elevate their brand to the next level. Fortune, a graduate of the Columbia College Theatre Department’s BA Program in Musical Theatre with a Minor in Playwriting, is a Bittersweet founding company member.

David Stobbe

Alexis Allotta

Dylan Barlowe

Henry Weisel

The show’s cast includes Columbia alumni David Stobbe ’16, a graduate of the Musical Theatre BA program; Alexis Allotta ’16 and Dylan Barlowe ’17, both graduates of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting; and Henry Weisel ’17, a graduate of the Acting BA program with a Minor in American Sign Language Studies.

Performances of this original, intimate, site-specific production are Thursday, Friday, and Sunday, December 14, 15, and 17, at 7 PM, as well as Saturday, December 16, at 6 and 8:30 PM. Tickets are $5. Doors open a half-hour before showtime. Due to limited seating, you can reserve your ticket by messaging Bittersweet’s Facebook page or emailing with your name, the number of tickets you wish to purchase, and which date you’d like to attend. For more information, including the location of the event, click here.

Bittersweet Arts Company is described as “a collective of multi-talented artists whose unique ambitions and spirits are brought together through their love of experimentation and creative expression.” The interdisciplinary group was launched on July 1.