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Tribune critic names alumnus a rising star in Chicago theater

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Will Allan, 2009 graduate in theatre
Will Allan, 2009 graduate in theatre

July 25, 2011—Chicago Tribune’s theater critic Chris Jones unveiled his 2011 list of “The Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater” and featured 2009 alumnus and theatre major Will Allan among his seven top picks of the year.

“Handsome and capable of uncommonly sensitive and energetic acting, he’s (Allan) already well known to top casting directors,” says Jones, who chooses his top picks for their talent, artistry and desire to entertain Chicago and beyond.

Allan is currently starring as Romeo in “Romeo and Juliet” at First Folio Theatre in Oak Brook through Aug. 7. He has also appeared in “The History Boys” at TimeLine Theatre and in Edward Albee’s “The Goat” at Remy Bumppo Theatre Company.