Columbia College Chicago Theatre Dept. Alums Bring Sci-Fi Superhero Comedy to Otherworld Theatre Sept. 26-Oct. 27


Otherworld Theatre Company, an ensemble founded and led by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni, presents the Midwest premiere of All I Want Is One More Meanwhile . . . , a superhero comedy by Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons. The show runs September 26 through October 27 at Otherworld Theatre, 3914 N. Clark, in Chicago’s Belmont Theatre District.

Dylan Schaefer in “All I Want Is One More Meanwhile . . .”


Tiffany Keane Schaefer

Kai Young

Kai Young

The show’s cast includes Columbia College alum Dylan Schaefer ’12, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting. The production team includes Columbia alums Tiffany Keane Schaefer ’12, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Directing program, and Kai Young ’12, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Acting BA program. Schaefer, the production’s projections designer, is Otherworld’s founder and artistic director; Young is Otherworld’s resident fight director.

All tickets are Pay What You Can. 

The story concerns Perfectra, an artificially engineered superhero who has given up power and perfection to become a mother. Estranged from her daughter and battling against a no-longer-perfect physique, Perfectra — now called plain Jane — discovers that her daughter has been kidnapped by a canine-controlling criminal. Can this supermom stand by and let her daughter spend her life dangling in distress?

As reported previously in this blog, Otherworld Theatre, founded in 2012, is the world’s first venue dedicated to the performance of science fiction and fantasy oriented theatre.