(VIDEO) Columbia College Chicago Theatre Dept. Alum Featured in ‘Gigi’s Party’ Aug. 17-Sept. 3

Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Sophia Vitello ’19, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BFA Program in Musical Theatre Performance, is featured in the Yellow Rose Theatre’s production of Gigi’s Party, running August 17 through September 3 at the Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. For tickets, click here.

Gigi’s Party takes place in the year 2058. Fatal diseases are a thing of the past. Technology is deeply embedded in the health care profession. Because of these medical advances, life expectancy will have risen from 70 to 160 years. The play explores transformational benefits of technology against humanity’s struggle to adjust to rapid technological progress. How will technology change our life a few years from now? How the future generation will handle depression and suicide and deal with it? What role will religion have in the future? These are some of the enduring questions that will be transformed by technology, but that we as individuals and as a society will still have to address.

Here’s a promotional video for the show:




Sheldon Patinkin (August 27, 1935-September 21, 2014)