A play by Niv Elbaz, a senior student in the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department‘s BA Program in Playwriting, will be performed on Wednesday, February 21, at Chicago’s Tony Award-winning Victory Gardens Theatre. Elbaz’s play, Lightning, will be performed as part of “College Night: Shifting Identities,” a showcase of new work by Chicago-area college students, following the February 21 performance of Victory Gardens’ current production Breach: A Manifesto on Race in America Through the Eyes of a Black Girl Recovering from Self-Hate.
Admission to the “College Night” event is only $15 for college students; the ticket price includes a pre-show party with free drinks and pizza, the prime-time performance of Breach, and the post-show performance of Lightning as well as short plays by students from DePaul, Northwestern, and Loyola universities. Tickets for the February 21 “College Night” event can only be purchased by phone (773-871-3000) or in person at the box office. Doors open for the pizza party at 6 PM; Breach starts at 7:30 PM, followed at 9 PM by Lightning and the other student-written plays. Victory Gardens Theatre is located at 2433 N. Lincoln, Chicago.