Columbia College Chicago Theatre Dept. Alums Bring ‘4000 Days’ to PrideArts Stage Oct. 1-31

Columbia College Chicago alumni are in the cast and production team of the Chicago premiere of 4000 Days, running October 1 through 31 at Chicago’s LGBTQ-focused PrideArts theatre company.

Jay Españo

PrideArts’ artistic director — Columbia alum Jay Españo MFA ’16, a graduate of the college’s MFA program in film directing and recipient of a Graduate Certificate in Laban Movement Analysis from Columbia College’s Dance Movement Therapy program — will direct this 2016 comedy-drama by Peter Quiller, author of the Judy Garland bio-play End of the Rainbow (source of the Academy Award-winning film Judy).

Joselle Reyes

The show’s cast includes Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Joselle Reyes ’21, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BFA Program in Musical Theatre Performance.

Jake Ganzer

The production team includes Columbia College alum Jake Ganzer ’15, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Musical Theatre, who serves as the show’s movement director. And former Columbia College student Stefan Brun is the master electrician.

In 4000 Days, a man awakens from a three week-long coma and struggles to find the way back to his true self as a tug of war ensues between his partner and his mother.

PrideArts is located at 4139 N. Broadway in Chicago’s Buena Park neighborhood. For tickets, click here.