EvCC theater students perform original play “Stage Fright” Nov. 16-18

Press Release

Release Date: Nov. 8, 2017

Contact: Beth Peterson, Theatre Instructor, 425-388-9525, bpeterson@everettcc.edu

EvCC theater students perform original play “Stage Fright” Nov. 16-18

EVERETT, Wash. – Everett Community College theater students will debut “Stage Fright: The Wilde Liaison,” a new play created with them by Seattle writer Clayton Weller, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16-18.

The play is at EvCC’s Baker Hall, Room 120. 

Weller wrote the suspenseful show-within-a-show in collaboration with EvCC theater students. He pitched multiple ideas to the students and they voted on the one they wanted to develop further. 

“Through exercises and improvised scenarios, the students had an influence on the creation of their roles and the story. The process was an opportunity for students to experience collaboration and team building, as well as critical thinking,” said EvCC theater instructor Beth Peterson, who directs the show. 

“Stage Fright” is the tale of a drama club putting on a Victorian melodrama that hasn’t been on stage since it disappeared under mysterious circumstances in the late 1800s.

During the production, mysterious events occur, forcing the actors to decide if they must discover the source of the treachery or continue with the performance. The students overcome personal and literal obstacles in order to ensure that the show goes on. 

“Stage Fright” includes performances by Neal Akins, Jameson Cook, Devon Crabb, Genie Hopewell, Matthew Horsley, Sonja Kinzer, Cai Minto, Rachel Primrose and Chloe Rockwell.

The play includes mature content and is not suitable for children younger than 10. 

Admission is by donation. For more information, call 425-388-9525.