Columbia College Chicago Theatre Dept. Alums Bring Hit Comedy ‘Southern Gothic’ to New South Side Venue

Victor Holstein

Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumnus Victor Holstein ’04, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting, is featured in the immersive theatrical production Southern Gothic, a 2018 hit which reopens January 2, 2019, in a new venue — Windy City Playhouse South, located at 2229 S. Michigan in Chicago. For tickets, click here.

Set in 1961 Georgia, the play concerns four couples — old college friends who’ve known each other for decades — who gather to celebrate the 40th birthday of one of their group. But even best friends keep secrets, and over the course of this evening’s party, a few of those are bound to be revealed. As the evening progresses, celebration leads to disaster as relationships are heavily tested. This intimate, immersive production allows viewers to wander about the “set” at their own leisure as they overseeing all the juicy drama unfolding up close. As reported previously in this blog, Holstein joined the production during its original 2018 run at Windy City Playhouse’s North Side flagship venue.

Jeffrey Levin

Alex Rhyan

The show’s sound designer is Columbia College alum Jeffrey Levin ’10, a graduate of the Columbia College Chicago Music Department‘s BA Program in Music with a Composition Concentration. Windy City Playhouse’s resident production manager is Columbia College Theatre Department alum Alex Rhyan ’15, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Theatre.