'Tooth of Crime' by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Sam Shepard at Shoreline Community College this weekend

Saturday, January 28, 2012


'Tooth of Crime' by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Sam Shepard. 7:30pm, Saturday January 28 and 2pm Sunday, January 29. SCC Theater.

This production, co-directed by Jesse Ross and Tony Doupé, is a collaboration between SCC art, drama and music students. 

Design students created the sets and music students play live rock / punk.

At Doupé's inquiry, art instructors Natalie Niblack and Laura Ward asked design students if they would be interested in creating stage sets for the play. Student Maya Huggins, who jumped on the opportunity to spearhead the project, developed ideas for stage design and brought 10 other art students on board to help paint the set.

Music students perform live rock 'n' roll as well. More than 50 students, faculty and staff worked for months preparing for the future-oriented production. John Nold was in charge of set construction and set design.

Set in a music-driven American wasteland, Shepard’s melodrama relates the alternating self-doubt and drug-fuelled hubris of the of the aging rock warlord Hoss as he searches for relevance and attempts to protect his turf from the upstart “Gypsy” rocker, Crow.  
Living in fortressed isolation and waited on by a handful of leather-clad lackeys, Hoss struggles to regain his originality and emerge from the fetid “river of sameness” that rock was quickly becoming. Backed by the electric crackle of a 500-watt amplifier and the percussive beat of a snare drum, 

The Tooth of Crime is, ultimately, a play that explores the nature of personal and artistic integrity, and the power that can come from picking up a microphone and unleashing a primal howl into the air. There is a live rock/punk band on stage and the story rocks.

Tickets at the door
  • General -$8
  • Seniors/Non SCC Students/ SCC Faculty and Staff - $6
  • SCC Students/ Children - $4

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