TINLEY PARK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Local Student Playwright and Performance Opens to the Public at South Suburban College in November
Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce recently issued the following announcement.
The SSC Playhouse of South Suburban College celebrates the opening of its new Performing Center Playwright Lab (Room 3236) with a staged reading of “Help Wanted!”–a full-length comedy written by SSC student Kahlil Slater, of Phoenix. It is Mr. Slater’s twelfth play and his first production. Four performances will be held on Tuesday, November 27th at 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., and 8:00 p.m. Running-time is approximately one-hour. Performances are free and open to everyone.
“Help Wanted!” is a delightful escapist comedy for all ages. A freak snowstorm interferes with an amateur bank heist leaving the robbers, droll Steven and his dimwitted friend Joel, with $50,000 and no place to hide. As luck would have it they spy a “Help Wanted” sign in a dingy diner window. With disguises, they get jobs as chef and server and store their loot in a kitchen pot until they can escape. When the police arrive for their daily snack, slightly pickled officer Officer Gary demands to see the chef, and the trouble begins. The robbery, snowstorm, and showdown come to a head when the power goes out.
Slater, 23, began writing scripts eight years ago. His love of storytelling led him to the dramatic arts. Slater served as assistant director of the SSC Playhouse’s production of “Man of La Mancha” prior to writing “Help Wanted!” He hopes that a full-scale production of “Help Wanted!” will follow the staged reading. He also plans to go to graduate school for playwriting.
The company of the “Help Wanted!” includes SSC students Miracle Thurman, Malcolm Banks and Linda Stewart of Chicago, Taylor Michael and Ana Torres of Lansing, Cameron Duckery of Hazel Crest, and Mr. Slater, himself. SSC Playhouse Director Bobbie Saltzman leads the charge.
South Suburban College is located at 15800 S. State Street in South Holland, Illinois, between Sibley Boulevard and 159th Street. Free, ample, well-lit parking is available. The Performing Center is located on the 3rd Floor, in Room 3236, easily reached by the north elevator. The Lab will open 30-minutes prior to each performance. Seating is open, but limited. To reserve a seat, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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