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October 21, 2008
Students to Present Romantic Comedy 'Some Girl(s)'
As the second production of the fall season, the College of the Canyons theatre department will present playwright Neil LaBute’s contemporary romantic comedy “Some Girl(s),” this November in the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons (PAC) Black Box Theatre.
Tagged as the story of ‘one guy, four exes, and four cities,’ LaBute’s comedy centers on the life of main character ‘Guy’ -- a writer with a blossoming career and a beautiful young fiancé waiting to marry him and rush off to Cancun to be by his side.
However, as a result of nervousness about his impending marital status, Guy begins calling old girlfriends and making arrangements to meet, thus beginning one man’s odyssey through four hotel rooms as he flies across the country in search of the perfect woman -- whom he’s already broken up with.
All the while this outrageously funny and deadly serious portrait of a young seducer casts a truthful, yet hilarious, light on society's view of the modern American relationship and how we choose to remember our own.
Students involved in the production will perform under the direction of professional director and guest artist Randee Trabitz, with assistance from COC theatre student Chriss Nicholas.
In order to allow for more student participation and push the artistic boundaries of the production, Trabitz has chosen to double cast several of the main roles.
“I was very enchanted by the idea of making an ensemble out of this project,” Trabitz said. “I think it will be a real acting opportunity for the students. This play is perfect for this kind of double casting.”
Actors involved with the production are also intrigued by the double casting idea.
“In finding my character, it’s an interesting challenge to adjust her and her relationship to ‘Guy,’ depending upon who will be playing this role and how they choose to develop him,” said COC student Paris Perrault, who plays the role of ‘Bobbi’ ‘Guy’s’ college sweetheart.’ “It’s very exciting.”
The COC production of “Some Girl(s)” will run for one weekend beginning Thursday November 20, at 8 p.m. in the PAC Black Box Theater. Additional performances will run: Friday, November 21 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, November 22 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, November 23 at 2p.m.
“Some Girl(s)” contains strong language and adult content, and is intended for a mature audience.
Admission is $5 for students and seniors, and $10 for adults. Group rates are available. Tickets can be purchased online at www.canyonspac.com or by calling the PAC box office at (661) 362-5304.