Alumni of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department are collaborating to bring the world premiere of Damascus, a new drama by Bennett Fisher, to the stage of Chicago’s Strawdog Theatre. The play features alums Terence Sims ’13, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting, and Sam Hubbard ’12, also a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Acting program, as two men in a high-stakes encounter. Sims plays Hassan, a Somali-American airport shuttle driver in Minneapolis, who is hired by a stranded teenager — played by Hubbard — to drive him to Chicago.
Columbia College Theatre Department alum Cody Estle ’11, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Directing program, directs. And John Kelly, a former student in the Theatre Department’s Theatre Design program, is the show’s lighting designer.
Damascus runs May 11 through June 23 at Strawdog Theatre, 1802 W. Berenice, Chicago. For tickets, click here.