Nothing Without a Company, a theatre group founded and led by Columbia College Chicago alums, presents the Chicago premiere of Not One Batu, running June 22 through July 21. Presented in association with Lanialoha Lee and Aloha Center Chicago, the drama is described as “the first full-length Hawaiian Pidgin-English play to be produced in Chicago.”
Written by Columbia College alum Hannah Ii-Epstein ’15, a graduate of the college’s fiction writing program, the one-act focuses on a methamphetamine user-turned-dealer and her struggle to stay clean in world turned upside-down by meth. This play contains strong language, physical violence, and drug use.
The show’s cast includes Ian Voltaire Deanes, a former student in the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department‘s BA Program in Acting. Columbia College Theatre Department alum Almanya Narula ’12, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Acting BA program, is the assistant fight choreographer.
The show’s producer, Columbia College alum Anna Rose Ii-Epstein ’07, is a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Acting program.
Not One Batu runs June 22 through July 28 at the Berger Park Cultural Center Coach House, 6205 N. Sheridan, in Chicago’s Edgewater Theatre District. For tickets, click here.