For spring 2011, the SCC Players are presenting a unique look at the 1940s film noir genre with Kill Me, Deadly by Bill Robens.
In the dark, steamy streets of L.A., we follow gumshoe detective Charlie Nickels as he investigates the case of a stolen diamond and
murders that keep seeming to happen as he gets closer to the mystery. During his investigation, we meet a variety of characters including
the mysterious femme fatale Mona Livingston, the wealthy dowager Lady Clairmont, the heiress Veronica Clairmont, the sniveling Clive
Clairmont, the butler Adrian Wilson, the big-time gangster Bugsy, and many more. All the while, Nickels is assisted by "his girl Friday"
Ida, who seems to have the answers before Charlie knows the questions.
This is a wonderful celebration of humor and nostalgia as we follow the detective story through twists and turns of mystery and intrigue.
The cast includes Chris Bastible (The Dining Room, A Cloud of Victims, Scenes of Life: The Far Side of Life) as Charlie,
Jane Martin (Scenes of Life, 1984, A Cloud of Victims, Scenes of Life: the Far Side of Life)as Mona, Dixie
Sampson (The Dining Room, Scenes of Life: The Far Side of Life) as Lady Clairmont, Andy Duncan (The Dining Room,
A Cloud of Victims, Scenes of Life: the Far Side of Life) as Adrian Wilson, Phillip J. Wibisono (The Dining Room,
Scenes of Life: The Far Side of Life) as Louie, Kevin Laucella (Is This Love?, Scenes of Life: The Far Side of Life)
as Dewy, and many newcomers including Danielle Romero as Ida, TJ Bernett as Clive, Cassandra Kay Carlson as Veronica, Clete Nielson as Bugsy, Brian
K. Little as Fists, Luis Brio as Jaime, Jacob Silva as Jonesy, Cameron Hein as Henry, Shawndra Frazer as Lady Mary, Candel Brown as Hobo, Marzelle
Gower as Librarian, Keith Clark as Shirley, and Yelena Kuropatkina as Laura-Lynn McCallister. The Stage Manager is Marcy Summers (The Dining Room,
A Cloud of Victims, Scenes of Life: The Far Side of Life), and the production is directed by Adam C. Sharp.
Showtimes: May 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and May 22 at 2:00 p.m.
This is a free performance for faculty, staff, and the community.
All performances will take place in the Lair Auditorium.
Scenes of Life - The Far Side of Life
Winter 2011 marked the SCC Players' second annual one-act festival. It was titled Scenes of Life: The Far Side of Life.
Scripts were submitted by students and faculty and then directed by students and Adam C. Sharp. The submitted scripts were divided
amongst the directors and, after actors were cast, the directors worked on the scenes. This year we saw a varied range of works,
some were serious in tone, while others were more humorous. But, overall, it was a great success for everyone. The directors included
returning student director Will Gilman (Is This Love?, 1984, Scenes of Life) and newcomers Chris Bastible
(The Dining Room and A Cloud of Victims), Dixie Sampson (The Dining Room) and Marci Summers (The
Dining Room and A Cloud of Victims). This year, the directors were as if they were in the stands at a hockey game,
improvising to announce each scene. This was a great celebration of joy and tears.
Read Across America
The SCC Players performed a Reader's Theatre presentation
of Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss for Read Across America. The Players performed for Bemis
Elementary School, for the Children's Hospital at Sacred Heart, and for the Bigfoot Day Care Center kids at
Spokane Community College. Of course, we began and ended with some good grooves with the use of percussion
instruments. Some of the kids even had a chance to play with us as well. This was a great experience for the
students and for the kids.
A Cloud of Victims
This staged reading of A Cloud of Victims was a free event for students, employees, and the public.
The cast included actors from previous SCC Players productions: Chris Bastible (The Dining Room), Andy Duncan
(The Dining Room), Kirsten Jachimiak (The Dining Room), James Johnson (Frankenstein and
Scenes of Life), Jane Martin (1984 and Scenes of Life), Marcella Summers (The
Dining Room), Tony Rogers (Assistant Stage Manager of The Dining Room), and Jennifer Sharp (The
Dining Room) provided the stage directions.
Synopsis: A secluded island hotel room becomes the stage for six people to discover their cares,
fears, and true selves. Sam and Connie took this important vacation and soon found that the hotel became overrun by
terrorists. While trying to stay safe in their room they are joined by other victims of the raid: the older lovers,
Leon and Silvia; Steve; and finally Melody. In this room, each discovers the truth about him/herself and finds comfort
and frustration with one another. But, they must also battle with the impending danger outside the room and some may
need to make a fatal decision which will affect them all.
The Dining Room
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the SCC Players produced the classic play, The Dining Room, by A. R. Gurney.
The Dining Room takes place in the dining room, or many dining rooms over the decades, but follows the dining table.
The scenes intertwine as one begins and the other ends. Some of the scenes are touching while others are lighter in tone, but
each reveals aspects of family interactions and how we use the dining room. This was a heartwarming production where twelve
actors portrayed many characters, young and old, throughout the play. The play was presented with arena style
(in-the-round) seating on the stage of the Lair Auditorium.
Halloween Family Fun Night
Once again, the SCC Players participated in the Halloween Family Fun Night. We had face painting, trick-or-treat coffin, and
some tossing games. The students had fun with the many children who came by. Some adults wanted their face painted as well. This
was a fun and packed event with the face painters constantly working. A great experience for the students and the community.