Columbia College Chicago Theatre Dept. Alumnus Stars in His Own Play about Scandal-Plagued Silent Screen Star Fatty Arbuckle

Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumnus and Aaron Muñoz ’01, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting, is the star and co-author of Lost Laughs: The Slapstick Tragedy of Fatty Arbuckle, running through March 11 at the Merrimack Repertory Theatre in Lowell, Massachusetts. This world premiere, co-written by Andy Bayiates, recounts the true story of silent film comedian Roscoe “Fatty Arbuckle,” whose career was destroyed when he was accused of the rape and manslaughter of a young actress, Virginia Rappe. Though Arbuckle was never convicted on those charges, the scandal wrecked his standing of one of 1920s Hollywood’s biggest stars.

Aaron Munoz (foreground) as Fatty Arbuckle

In Slapstick Tragedy, Muñoz plays Arbuckle and another actor plays Rappe, Buster Keaton, and multiple other characters. For tickets, call 978-654-4678 or click here.

Muñoz is also the artistic director and co-founder of the Nashville Story Garden theatre in Nashville, Tennessee.