Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumnus Cody Estle ’11, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Directing program, directs the Chicago premiere of Melissa Ross’ play The Luckiest, running May 5 through June 19 at Raven Theatre, where Estle is artistic director. Raven is located at 6157 N. Clark in Chicago’s Edgewater Andersonville Theatre District. Student discounts are available. For tickets, click here.
Columbia College alum Jesse Klug ’05, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Design Program, is the show’s lighting co-designer. The show’s movement coach is Columbia College alum Sam Hubbard ’12, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BFA Program in Acting. And Columbia College student Ashley Keys, who will graduate this spring 2022 from the Theatre Department’s Theatre Directing program, is Estle’s assistant director.
“The Luckiest is a humorously moving portrait of an independent young woman diagnosed with a serious illness,” says Estle. “Having lived life on her own terms, she continues to do so after her diagnosis as she navigates the constraints of her new life. The writing is a gift to actors – the characters are well defined, the language specific and nuanced.”