Columbia College Chicago Theatre Alums Present ‘Mortal Kombat’ and ‘Sailor Moon’ Parodies in January and February

Otherworld Theatre, a company founded and led by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni, has two science-fantasy action productions coming up. On Friday, January 19, at 7:30 PM, the company presents Mortal Kombat: A Parody Staged Reading of the Cinematic Masterpiece, a spoof of the 1990s movie based on one of the bloodiest video games of all time.

Tiffany Keane Schaefer

Kai Young

Kai Young

Kim Fukawa

Grace Gimpel

Bennett Decker Bottero

The fight-packed performance is directed by Columbia College alum Tiffany Keane Schaefer ’12, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Directing program, with fight choreography by alumnus Kai Young ’12, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting. Young is also in the cast, as are Columbia alums Kim Fukawa ’07, also a graduate of the Acting BA program, and Grace Gimpel ’12, a graduate of Columbia’s BA Program in Musical Theatre, as well as former student Bennett Decker Bottero. The performance takes place at the Nox Arca Theatre, 4001 N. Ravenswood, Chicago. For tickets, click here.

Next up — also at Nox Arca Theatre — is Moon, Prism, Power! A Sailor Moon Musical Parody, adapted and directed by Tiffany Keane Schaefer, who is also Otherworld’s founder and artistic director. Moon, Prism, Power! A Sailor Moon Musical Parody plays February 10-18. For tickets, click here.