The College of the Canyons Theatre Department will present its production of “Buzzer,” a play written by Tracey Scott Wilson, beginning Friday, March 24 at the Black Box Theater.
Directed by COC theatre instructor Susan Hinshaw, “Buzzer” focuses on the struggles and of an interracial couple, Jackson and Suzy, as they face gentrification and other tensions in the a transitioning neighborhood in Brooklyn.
“The Great Melting Pot that is America and the profound challenges of living in it are the themes I was confronted with when I first saw this play at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis,” said Hinshaw. “As I delved deeper into the play, I began to see that it was about much more than that. We have a bright, talented cast and a crack production team who have worked hard to bring this extraordinary play to life.”
This is also the first production designed by Christopher Boltz, the department’s new full-time technical theater instructor who also currently serves as chair of the college’s Theatre Department. The cast and crew are compsed solely of College of the Canyons theatre students.
Performances are scheduled 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 24, 25, and 31 and April 1; matinees are scheduled 2 p.m. Sunday, March 26 and April 2.
General admission tickets are $10. Tickets for students and seniors are $5. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the box office at (661) 362-5304 or visit the Performing Arts Center website.
About the Theatre Department
Part of the college’s School of Visual and Performing Arts, the Theatre Department offers a highly regarded transfer program with three degree options available to students in the field. Students interested in attending a performance or learning more about the program are encouraged to send an email
The Theatre Department season for spring also includes “Bring it On: The Musical” and the newly devised piece “Time.” Students interested in participating in the theatre program are encouraged to send an email to the department.cFor more information, visit the Theatre Department's website or Facebook page.