The Book Store by Adam Szymkowicz
Like many other colleges, universities, schools, and theaters around the world, we cancelled our spring productions. We understand how disappointing this is to our students, their families and friends, and our faculty and staff.
Adam Szymkowicz's The Book Store was scheduled to open April 17, 2020 in Keck Theater. The play explores the value of a bookstore as more than a commercial enterprise. His Book Store is a place where strangers from all walks of life can be themselves, physically come together, find a sense of community, and even fall in love. The play has a profoundly simple message that certainly resonates today.
We were well into rehearsals and load-in when the college moved to remote learning and we cancelled our show. To honor the work our students, faculty, guest artists, and staff have put into the production, set designer Aubree Cedillo created a website for our community. We want to share it with you.
Check back often as we are still receiving content from our students, alums and supporters.
We'd like to acknowledge all the hard work our cast and crew put into our production.
Elora Becker - Candace
Hil Oglesby - Rachel
Jenna Morris - Marie, Alexis, and Miss Whitherly
Ella Price - Ellen and Woman in Gas Mask
Sergio Perez* - Sven and Man in Elizabethan Garb
Jona Yadidi - Kim
Oli Vorster - Jamie
DJ Prakash - Also Jamie
Mitch Carswell - Neil and Machina (Mac) Rogers
Abby Howell - Jane Dricken, Turtledove, and Sue
Carey Cannata - Ryan and Dr. Hern
Braedon Hatt - Ted and Byron
Jay Marculitis - Max Brewer, Miles, and Greg
Alix Livermore - Sadie and Married Friend
Max Gray - Josh and Anthony
*This student's participation is in partial fulfillment of their senior comprehensive project.
Director - Jamie Angell
Assistant Director - Tristan Waldron**
Scenic Design - Aubree Cedillo
Costume Design - Jenny Foldenauer
Lighting Design - Adam Roy
Production Manager - Brian Fitzmorris
Technical Director - Aubree Cedillo
Associate Production Manager - Marie Mawji
Lead Stage Technician - Adam Roy
Stage Manager - Selene Cuevas
Lead Scenic Artist - Zoë Speer
Assistant Scenic Design - Yushi Wang
Assistant Stage Manager - Sydney Martinez
Gas Mask Designer/ Craftsman - Christina Zekoll
Elizabethan Man's Costume Build - Christina Zekoll
Elizabethan Man's Hat Build - Sergio Perez
Also Jamie's Wedding Dress Build - Neiki Kardar
Wig Designer - Jona Yadidi
Wig Runner - Jona Yadidi
Wardrobe Supervisor - Indiana Lau
Swing Wardrobe Supervisor - Molly Kauffman
Construction Leads - Mitch Carswell, Elisa Garcia, Harrison Haggas, and Asher Tessier
Construction Crew - Le'Andreah Belt, Max Gray, Braedon Hatt, Chris Linscott, Malcolm Ramsay-Ray, Naya Ramtahal, Emily Schissler, Kainan Short, Thomas Sliskovich, Nina Srdić Hadži-Nešić, Javion Tinsley, Charlie Vaaler, M. Blake Wheeler, and Chris Wilbur
Light Crew - Noa Carlson, Mitch Carswell, Selene Cuevas, Sherry Gao, Elisa Garcia, Anna Gray, Stella Gunnip Hunter, Harrison Haggas, Leah Healy, Molly Milam, Louis Nguyen, Zeke Sebastian, Ilaria Simmen, Zoë Speer, and Asher Tessier
Poster Design - Ursula Angell**