The Columbia College Chicago Alumni Relations office hosts a special Columbia College Alumni Network Night at Chicago’s award-winning Raven Theatre on Thursday, June 2, 2022, for a performance of the acclaimed Chicago premiere of The Luckiest, directed by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Cody Estle ’11. The evening includes special discount tickets to the production, as well as a post-show talkback with Estle and social gathering for Columbia College Alumni Network members. For Columbia College Alumni Network tickets to the June 2 performance, click here – and use the promo code provided to members of the Alumni Network!
“I’m thrilled to share the exciting work we’re doing with my fellow Columbia alums,” says Estle, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Directing program. “This play is a funny and warm portrait of the journey of life that we take with our friends.”
Melissa Ross’ play The Luckiest, full of heartbreak and hilarity, focuses on Lissette and Peter, best friends living their best lives. But when an out-of-nowhere diagnosis shatters Lissette’s world, Peter is left trying to pick up the pieces. This tender, funny, and keenly-observed play explores the uncertain and sometimes heartbreaking territory of how we choose to take ownership of our lives. The production has received positive reviews from critics for the Chicago Tribune, NewCity, and the Chicago Reader, whose critic noted: “When everyone on the stage is excellent, it shows a director fully in command of the material.”