Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alums are bringing the world premiere of Girl Found, a new play by Barbara Lhota, to the stage of the Edge Theatre, 5451 N. Broadway, in Chicago’s Edgewater Theatre District. Presented by Idle Muse Theatre Company, the play opens May 17 and runs through June 10.
The production is directed by Columbia College alum Alison Dornheggen ’01, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting. The cast includes Columbia College alums Kathrynne Wolf ’96, also an Acting BA program graduate, and Whitney Dottery ’15, a graduate of the Columbia College Theatre Department’s BA Program in Musical Theatre. And the production’s master carpenter is former Theatre Department faculty member Michael Maddux.
Inspired by true-life events, Girl Found explores how perceptions can be distorted in the desperate, primal pursuit of love. A 17-year-old girl who, six years earlier, went missing resurfaces in a youth shelter in Canada, with no memory of where she’s been. Her family welcome her home, but her faulty memories make this transition difficult. Her return restores some hope and new life to her damaged family, but chaotic past events begin to bubble beneath the surface. Student discount tickets for Girl Found are $15. For more information, call 773-340-9438 or click here.