Alumni of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department are collaborating to bring the Chicago premiere of the bold drama The Effect to the stage of Strawdog Theatre Company. The show runs October 13 through November 23 at 1802 W. Berenice Ave. in Chicago’s Northcenter neighborhood. For tickets, click here.
The production features Columbia College alums Sam Hubbard ’12 and Justine C. Turner ’02, both Strawdog ensemble members. Hubbard, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BFA Program in Acting, plays Tristan, a young man participating in a clinical trial for an antidepressant, who believes he is falling in love with another member of the trial group. Turner, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting, plays a doctor supervising the trial.
The show’s production team includes Columbia College alums Claire Chrzan ’11, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Design program, and Tristin Hall ’18, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Musical Theatre with a Stage Combat Minor. Hall is the show’s intimacy and violence director, and Chrzan is the show’s lighting co-designer with former Columbia College student John Kelly.