Columbia’s Theatre Department Presents Hortensia and the Museum of Dreams

Hortensia and the Museum of Dreams
The Theatre Department’s second production for Spring 2022 season to run from March 16-26.

The Theatre Department at Columbia College Chicago will present its second of three productions for the 2022 Spring semester—Hortensia and the Museum of Dreams.

Hortensia and the Museum of Dreams written by Nilo Cruz and directed by Jesse Carlo, Assistant Professor of Theatre and Coordinator of Musical Theatre at Columbia College Chicago, is the story of a brother and sister returning to Cuba following having had their lives changed after their mother sent them from Havana to the United States in 1961. It is a tale of estranged siblings seeking to make sense of the childhood that was subtracted from their lives possesses an imaginative and lyrical landscape that elevates the material to a poetic universality.

Hortensia is a magical piece,” says Carlo. “The story bridges the real and the mystical, the present and memory. You will be taken on a journey of love and longing where ‘miracles are the obedience of dreams.’” 

Hortensia and the Museum of Dreams will run from March 16 to March 26.  All performances will take place at the Courtyard Theatre at the Getz Theatre Center located at 72 E. 11th Street in Chicago.

Columbia continues to hold safety measures in place informed by guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State of Illinois, the City of Chicago, and consultations with epidemiology experts from Rush University and the University of Chicago.

Theatre spaces have an upgraded filtration system and increased cleaning measures. The theatres are limited to 75% capacity. All patrons will be required to either show proof of vaccination for COVID-19 or of a negative test result taken within the previous 48 hours, or scan-in with a current student, faculty, or staff Columbia ID. In addition, patrons will be required to wear a mask at all times regardless of vaccination status. Please be advised that personnel at the theater are not empowered to waive these requirements.

General admission tickets are $15. Discounted tickets for students and senior citizens are $10. Ticket are available on the Theatre Department’s website. Information about tickets is available at 312 369-6101 during weekdays.



Daisy Franco
Communications Manager