Alumni and faculty of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department are bringing an exciting new adaptation of the classic Spanish drama Fuente Ovejuna to the stage of City Lit Theatre, located at 1020 W. Bryn Mawr in Chicago’s Edgewater Theatre District. The show runs January 4 through February 17. Discount student tickets are only $12. For tickets, call 773-293-3682 or click here.
The play, published 400 years ago in 1619, is the best-known work of Spanish playwright Lope de Vega. In a new adaptation written and directed by former Columbia College Theatre Department teacher Terry McCabe, the drama — based on a historical incident — concerns Laurencia, a young woman in the Spanish village of Fuente Ovejuna in 1476, who leads a rebellion against the military governor’s sexual exploitation of local women. Laurencia is played by Columbia College alum Carolyn Plurad ’14, a graduate of the Columbia College Theatre Department’s BFA Program in Musical Theatre Performance. Also in the cast is Columbia alum Carlyle DePriest ’16, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting. Columbia alum David Yondorf ’08, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Acting program and now a teacher of stage combat in the Theatre Department’s Stage Combat Minor, is the production’s fight choreographer.