Second show of the season is LaBute comedy.
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
“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
“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.