Columbia College Chicago Theatre Alums Bring Classic Comedy ‘Playboy of the Western World’ to City Lit Theatre July 1-Aug. 14

Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alums are in the cast and production team of The Playboy of the Western World, the classic Irish comedy by J.M. Synge, presented by City Lit Theatre July 1 through August 14.

Sophia Vitello

The show’s cast includes Columbia College alum Sophia Vitello ’19, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BFA Program in Musical Theatre Performance.

David Yondorf

And Columbia College alum David Yondorf ’08, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Acting program and now a teacher of stage combat in the Theatre Department’s Stage Combat Minor, is the production’s violence designer.

The dark comedy, whose 1907 premiere triggered rioting in Dublin, concerns a rural Irish youth who wins celebrity and notoriety when he claims to have killed his father with a shovel. He beomes a local hero — until the old man shows up, very much alive, with a bandaged head and a blazing temper.

City Lit Theatre is located at 1020 W. Bryn Mawr, in Chicago’s vibrant Edgewater Andersonville Theatre District. For tickets, click here.