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Nov. 6, 2017
Theatre Department Presents 'Kill Me, Deadly' Nov. 10 to 19

The College of the Canyons theatre department will present its production of Bill Robens’ film noir “Kill Me Deadly” beginning Friday, Nov. 10, at the Black Box Theater.

Originally produced at Hollywood’s Theatre of NOTE, the play is focused on the hard life of Charlie Nickels who works as a detective in the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles. With the help of some colorful characters, Nickels works to solve the murder of a client and the theft of a 300-karat diamond.

“The play eloquently uses tropes of film noir including the loner detective protagonist, a femme fatale, a good girl Friday and a corrupted world of gangsters hiding out in dark alleyways,” said Maureen Huskey, who is making her COC directorial debut with “Kill Me Deadly.” “It pays homage to the genre while ultimately having its satiric, comedic way with it.”

Performances are scheduled 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10 and 17, and Saturday, Nov. 11 and 18; matinees are scheduled 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12 and 19.

The cast and crew is comprised solely of College of the Canyons theatre students.

General admission tickets are $12. Tickets for students and seniors are $6.

The college’s theatre department is offering free tickets to high school teachers and their students. For ticket requests, please email

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the box office at (661) 362-5304 or visit the PAC 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 to

For more information, visit the department's website or COC theatre Facebook page.