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The SCC production of Sketches! is scheduled for April 15 16

Casting has been announced and rehearsals are underway for the Somerset Community College 2011 installment of its annual evening of short plays titled, Sketches! The production will take place on the Somerset Campus in Stoner Little Theatre located at 808 Monticello Street in Somerset. It will be held on Friday, April 15, and Saturday, April 16, at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $4.00 when purchased in advance at SCCs Box Office in Stoner Hall. Admission is $6.00 when tickets are purchased at the door. Children under the age of six will not be sold a ticket nor will they be admitted into the theatre.

Sketches! has become a tradition at Somerset Community College. It began with SCC Theatre Directors desire to produce little known works on the Stoner stage. It also works well as nice little performing challenges for our actors. Cleberg added. It gives all of our people a chance to carry a scene on the stage.

This years production will include seven short sketches performed by 18 actors and actresses. The sketches were selected from over 100 submissions from across the country. Many of these short comedies will be making their world premiere on the Stoner stage.

The evening will begin with a monologue titled Pulse. The short sketch was written by Stacy Lane and will feature Montana Daniels. Montana has appeared in SCCs readers theatre as well as many of the Shakespeare Summer Camp productions.

The second sketch of the evening will feature Zach McQueary and Emily Singleton. The short comedy, which takes a comical look at the business of therapy, is titled Psychology School. The zany short was written by George Freek.

This sketch will be followed by a short comedy titled The Void written by Henry Meyerson. Meyersons sketch satirizes the nature of art and features veterans of the SCC stage Theresa Jean Kibby and Aaron Whitehead.

Following the Meyerson sketch is a short comic piece entitled Scramble Time. This short sketch was written by Shirley King and features Mary Volpi, Ron Mace and Critley King. It follows the strange goings-on in an airport parking lot.

The Answer , a spoof on the search for eternal truths will follow Scramble Time. It was written by Cary Pepper and features Tyler East, Matthew Shackelford, John Alexander and Chuck Carter.

The short sketch titled Thumbtacks and Pushpins takes place on a bus in downtown Manhattan and was written by New York playwright, Gregg Pasternack. The comic short explores an odd but comic pairing of two individuals and will be performed by Josh Jones and Carole Brown.

The evening will conclude with an off-beat comedy titled The Banana Trial. Eddie Zipperers funny take on a scientific experiment will be performed by J.J. Bowling, Jason Baker, Alaina Hall and Chris Hughes.

For further information regarding tickets, contact Sherry Crabtree at (606) 451-6766 or sherry.crabtree@kctcs.edu.