Random Acts announces columbinus by the United States Theatre Project. The site-specific production will be directed by Nora Lise Ulrey and will take place at Unity Lutheran Church (1212 W. Balmoral Ave, Chicago) from June 5-14, 2019. Tickets are currently available at RandomActsChicago.com. Proceeds from the performances will benefit The Brady Campaign.
The ensemble will include Random Acts company members Alexandra Alontaga, Ben F. Locke, Jimbo Pestano, and Bryan Renaud, along with Savanna Rae. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.
columbinus weaves together excerpts from discussions with parents, survivors and community leaders in Littleton, Colorado, as well as diaries and home video footage to bring to light the dark recesses of American adolescence. To honor the 20th anniversary of the events at Columbine High, Random Acts stages the play in two site-specific locations, with the audience and performers moving together between acts.
columbinus was created by the United States Theatre Project and written by Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli. Dramaturgy by Patricia Hersch. Conceived by PJ Paparelli.
The team for Random Acts' production includes Nora Lise Ulrey (Director), Ben F. Locke (Assistant Director), JR Reilley (Prop Design), Shawn L. Bady (Costume Design), and Alexandra Alontaga (Company Manager).
Created by: The United States Theatre Project
Written by: Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli
Dramaturgy by: Patricia Hersch
Conceived by: PJ Paparelli
Directed by: Nora Lise Ulrey
Cast (in alphabetical order): Alexandra Alontaga (Perfect), Ben F. Locke (Jock), Jimbo Pestano (Rebel), Savanna Rae (Faith) and Bryan Renaud (AP).
Location: Unity Lutheran Church, 1212 W. Balmoral Ave, Chicago
Dates: Opening/Press performance: Wednesday, June 5 at 7:30 pm
Regular run: 6/5, 6/7, 6/8, 6/11, 6/12, 6/14 at 7:30pm
Tickets: $20. Tickets are currently available at www.RandomActsChicago.com
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Nora Lise Ulrey has worked with a variety of theatre companies in Chicago and beyond in the capacity of mostly actor, sometimes a producer and now director. Past directing credits include works with GreatWorks Theatre, Compass Creative Dramatics and Exit 63 Theatre of which she is the Co-Artistic Director, where she just closed Dark Matters. She created and developed her project Unbound with Random Acts where she is a company member. She is proud to be the Associate Manager Director as well as Company Member at Trap Door Theatre. www.noraliseulrey.com
ABOUT RANDOM ACTS
random acts is dedicated to presenting unpredictable and diverse genres of theatre. We strive to create approachable art with no expectations. The company includes Bridget Adams-King, Company Manager Alexandra Alontaga, Ali Bailey, Lucy Chmielewski, Colleen DeRosa, Mariah Furlow, Rasell Holt, Nora Lise Ulrey, Ben F. Locke, Ayssette Muñoz, Jimbo Pestano, Artistic Director Bryan Renaud, Tommy Rivera-Vega, Becca Russo, Christian Siebert, and Shannon Leigh Webber.
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