Columbia’s Theatre Department is run as a professional theater and provides rigorous, complete, one-on-one training for actors, directors, playwrights, designers and stage technicians.
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The Theatre Center offers a dynamic hub for live performance on campus and is a lively part of Chicago’s artistic scene. The Center’s four performance venues incorporate student talent in everything from acting to set design. Each season includes student productions and Mainstage productions, directed by department faculty and professional guest artists.
The Theatre Center has a variety of performance and production venues for Columbia's plays, musicals, concerts and directing projects, including the historic Getz Theater.
Mainstage productions are directed by department faculty and professional guest artists; are cast from the student population; and are designed by student design majors in collaboration with other departments in the college that are engaged in the use of new technologies.
Multiple performances November 12 through 22.
A violent storm shipwrecks King Alonso, his family, court and crew and they are washed ashore on a strange island where they are at the mercy of Prospero the magician who created the tempestuous storm. Their efforts to escape the island create dangerous alliances and devious schemes. A trail of...Get the details
Multiple performances February 11 through 20.
The twelve superheroes known as The Fathom Town Enforcers abandon crime fighting to engage in an heroic fundraising drive for their upcoming production of William Shakespeare’s THE TEMPEST. Infusing elements of Shakespeare, comic book lore, and choral arrangement, the genre-binding play is innovative, humorous, deeply passionate, and glorious proof...Get the details
The twelve superheroes known as The Fathom Town Enforcers abandon crime fighting to engage in an heroic fundraising drive for their upcoming production of William Shakespeare’s THE TEMPEST. Infusing elements of Shakespeare, comic book lore, and choral arrangement, the genre-binding play is innovative, humorous, deeply passionate, and glorious proof that theater can be created...Get the details
Multiple Performances through March 11-21
The high-spirited rivalry between farmers and cowboys in Oklahoma Territory is the rugged landscape where a handsome cowboy and a winsome farm girl meet and fall in love. The road to true love is never smooth, but with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love's journey is as bumpy as...Get the details
Multiple performances 4/15 through 4/25.
Just released from prison (for murder), Arlene returns to a run-down apartment in Louisville, intent on starting her life over. Rebellious and disruptive as a young girl, the mature woman has found strength in religion and is determined to put her turbulent past behind her. But her efforts to maintain serenity...Get the details
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