Columbia College Chicago Theatre Dept. Alum’s Interactive Sci-Fi Mystery ‘Murder on Horizon’ Runs March 25-May 1

Otherworld Theatre, a company founded and led by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni, presents the live, immersive “sci-fi noir” production Murder on Horizon March 25 through May 1.

Tiffany Keane Schaefer

Directed by Columbia College alum Tiffany Keane Schaefer ’12, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Directing program, the show brings audiences to the distant future, to a time when humans are genetically and technologically enhanced, or “modded.” When a mysterious scientist conducting secret research is found murdered on the Horizon Space Station, a famously unmodded detective is dispatched to investigate. The immersive, interactive production invites audiences to explore the Horizon Space Station, including a bar where they will enjoy a themed cocktail (alcoholic and non-alcoholic options available) as they interview suspects and gather evidence to unravel the mystery. Tickets for the 90-minute show are available here. Each performance is limited to eight audience members, allowing unique opportunities to interact with the set pieces and content, while maintaining a COVID-safe environment.

Belle Decker in Otherworld Theatre’s “Murder on Horizon.”

Sofia DiGiovanni in Otherworld Theatre’s “Murder on Horizon.”

Avalon McFadden in Otherworld Theatre’s “Murder on Horizon.”

The cast includes Columbia College alums Belle Decker ’21 and Sofia DiGiovanni ’21, both graduates of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Comedy Writing and Performance, and Avalon McFadden ’20, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting. The theatre is located at 3914 N. Clark on Chicago’s north side. For tickets, click here.

Otherworld Theatre Company was founded in June 2012 with the mission to bring a theatrical experience to the science fiction and fantasy genre.