Loop Players at Harold Washington College Presents THE WOOLGATHERER, Nov. 11- 21
The Loop Players, the acclaimed 40-year-old theatre company, presents The Woolgatherer by William Mastrosimone, a delicate, comical “dramedy” about what draws some people together. Rose, a fragile dime store candy clerk and Cliff, a hard talking truck driver, are searching for romance, but their neurotic lives and memories collide head on, proving that there is more to love than meets the eye. Harold Washington College student Anastacia Narrajos portrays Rose, and Harold Washington College alumnus, Joseph Faifer, portrays Cliff. The play is directed by Kathryn Nash, Professor and Director of Theater in the English, Speech and Theatre Department at Harold Washington College. The Woolgatherer opens at Harold Washington College on November 11, 2015 and runs through November 22, 2015. Performances occur on Wednesdays and Fridays, November 11, 13, 18 and 20 at 7 p.m. and on Thursdays and Saturdays, November 12, 14, 19 and 21 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are available to students and seniors for $5.00 and general admission tickets are $10.00.
The Loop Players have performed at Harold Washington College for 40 years combining the expertise of professional acting and production with “on-the-job” training for City Colleges of Chicago students. Part of the mission of Loop Players is to provide job training, which serves as a bridge for students transferring to four-year colleges or to theatre careers in the Chicago area.
“We have an excellent cast featuring Anastacia Narrajos who is a current Harold Washington College Theatre student and Joseph Faifer, a graduate of our Theatre program who continued his education at Illinois State University, receiving a BA in Theatre-Acting. Because The Woolgatherer is a two-person play, it calls for very skilled actors to meet this challenge. Anastacia and Joseph are outstanding examples of the talent fostered at Harold Washington College and City Colleges of Chicago,” said Professor Nash.
About City Colleges of Chicago
City Colleges of Chicago is the largest community college system in Illinois and one of the largest in the nation, with 5,700 faculty and staff serving 110,000 students annually at seven colleges and six satellite sites city-wide. City Colleges of Chicago is in the midst of a Reinvention, a collaborative effort to review and revise City Colleges programs and practices to ensure students leave City Colleges college-ready, career-ready and prepared to pursue their life’s goals. To ensure Chicagoans are prepared for careers in growing fields and qualified for the job openings in the future, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and City Colleges of Chicago have launched College to Careers, a program which forges partnerships between City Colleges and industry leaders to provide students access to real-world experience via teacher-practitioners, internships and top-notch facilities as well as a first pass at job opportunities.
City Colleges of Chicago includes seven colleges: Richard J. Daley College, Kennedy-King College, Malcolm X College, Olive-Harvey College, Harry S Truman College, Harold Washington College and Wilbur Wright College. The system also oversees the Washburne Culinary Institute, the French Pastry School, two restaurants, five Child Development Centers, the Workforce Academy, the public broadcast station WYCC-TV Channel 20 and radio station WKKC-FM 89.3. For more information about City Colleges of Chicago, call: (773) COLLEGE or visit www.ccc.edu.
The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program is housed at Harold Washington College – the City College with a focus on business, entrepreneurship and professional services through the College to Careers initiative, which partners faculty with employers and four year colleges to ensure students are prepared to hit the ground running in fast growing fields.