Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni and faculty are in the cast and production team of the world premiere of On the Greenbelt, presented by Strawdog Theatre Company at Links Hall, located at 3111 N. Western in Chicago. The show runs April 22 through May 28. Tickets are free, but audiences and supporters of Strawdog are encouraged to make a donation. For tickets, click here.
The cast includes Columbia College alum Kathryn Acosta ’11, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting. Acosta plays Jules, who saw something terrible in the Idaho hospital the night her mom died but will never say what it was. But try as she might, Jules can’t shake the memories of the past that haunt her like a gin-soaked hangover, and as the day unravels the past events surrounding her mother’s death come to light. On the Greenbelt is an exploration of family, love, memory, and the question of “How do we process loss and grief?”
The show’s director is Columbia College Theatre Department faculty member Jonathan Berry. The production team also includes Columbia College alums Sam Hubbard ’12, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BFA Program in Acting, and Tristin Hall ’18, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Musical Theatre with a Stage Combat Minor; they are the show’s fight director and intimacy designer respectively.