Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department Alums Present ‘Wild Party Variety Hour’ at Steppenwolf Aug. 3

The Silent Theatre Company, an ensemble founded and led by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni, presents The Wild Party Variety Hour: The Strange Case of Dr. Marvin and Mr. Shhhhh! on Saturday, August 3, at Steppenwolf Theatre’s 1700 Theatre, located at 1700 N. Halsted in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood.

Marvin Quijada
Brendan Balfe

The show is hosted by Columbia College alumnus Marvin Quijada ’05, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting, and written by Columbia College alum Brendan Balfe ’05, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Theatre. Showtime is 8 PM. For tickets, click here.

As previously reported in this blog, Quijada won the 2018 ALTA Award for Outstanding Performer in a Sketch or Review from the Alliance of Latinx Theater Artists of Chicago (ALTA). Quijada was honored for his performance in Sound + Fury: A Night of Electronic Storytelling, which also played at Steppenwolf’s 1700 Theatre.

The Wild Party Variety Hour is an immersive event featuring an hour-long variety show packed with top Chicago talent encased in a shell of original shenanigans by Silent Theatre ensemble members Brendan Balfe and Marvin Quijada AKA “Silent Marvin” (co-creator and host). “Silent Marvin” claims he has moved on from his Wild Party days and, even more alarming, his vow of silence. But how long can he keep his true nature buried? And in what hilariously horrifying ways will the struggle present itself? And who will end up on the floor in a bloody mess?!