Directed by Wayne Rawley
March 27 – April 18, 2015
At 12th Ave Arts
Doug Sample is a man who has decided his experiment with life has, for all intents and purposes, failed. He has achieved nothing, accomplished nothing, and has nothing except his graveyard shift at a local gas station and Mini-Mart. He has decided that the best thing for everyone would be if he shot himself in the head, and he is planning to do it right in front of the Mini-Mart’s security cameras at the end of this, his last shift. But before the night is over, Doug will be visited by his past, his present, his possible futures and some particularly annoying customers as he struggles with some of life’s most challenging questions like, “Why should I go on?”, “What does it all mean?”, and perhaps most importantly, “Did I remember to change the cherry syrup in the Slushie Machine?”
Originally staged by Theater Schmeater during its West Coast premiere in 2011, the original cast and crew come together again to bring this award-winning production back to the Seattle stage.
Ashley Bagwell – Ensemble
Ashley was last seen as Ed in Fangs at Eclectic Theater and as Detective Benjamin Booke in Wayne Rawley’s Attack of the Killer Murder of Death! at Theater Schmeater. Other favorites have been Elephant’s Graveyard and August: Osage County with Balagan Theatre. He is also a voice over artist and can be seen in the upcoming web-series Manic Pixie Dream Wife releasing later this spring. Welcome back to the Super Suck. Enjoy!
Alyson Bedford – Ensemble
Alyson is beyond excited to be with this thrilling and talented cast and crew again. Past shows include, a couple of runs of 14/48, The Winter’s Tale (Hermione) with Wooden O, Cradle and All with Theater Schmeater, Hamlet as (Player Queen), and Richard III as (Lady Anne), both with Seattle Shakespeare Company. She’s worked with AHA! Theater, Seattle Children’s Theater, Intiman Theater, A.C.T. , and also had a couple of commercials, industrials and movies. She just wrapped a feature film entitled Monsters, hopefully due out to national film festivals in late summer or early fall. She’s a graduate of the Cornish College of the Arts’ theater program. Love to her ‘little’ 16 year old mouse who is the reason for being.
Samie Spring Detzer – Ensemble
A graduate of Cornish College of the Arts, and a Co-Artistic Director of Washington Ensemble Theatre, Samie was most recently seen in WET’s Sprawl, The Edge of Our Bodies, and The Hunchback of Seville (Footlight Award Winner), in These Streets at A Contemporary Theater and in The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi at Seattle Children’s Theater. She has worked at Seattle Shakespeare Company, Book-It Rep, Taproot, The Solo Performance Festival, The Chicago Improv Festival, and 14/48 Theater Festival. Samie created and continues to curate Six Pack Series, a stupid smart literary event here in Seattle. What a dream to come back and work with these fine artists, thank you Theater22!
Katie Driscoll – Ensemble
Katie was last seen in Macha Monkey’s Buckshot (2013). She’s worked extensively with Annex Theater, Theater Schmeater, and 14/48 Projects. She is ecstatic to be back with this incredible cast and Wayne. Heather Gautschi (Ensemble) is thrilled to be back with the Live family. Heather has appeared on many Seattle stages, including Book-It Repertory Theatre, Theater Schmeater, ArtsWest and Balagan. You can also catch her performing improv at Unexpected Productions in the Market Theatre or hear her voice on numerous commercials and video games. Heather earned her B.A. in Theatre from Oberlin College. She is married to the dashing actor Patrick Allcorn. They are parents to the recently named World’s Most Adorable 2-Year-Old, Harper Jean.
Heather Gautschi – Ensemble
Heather is thrilled to be back with the Live family. Heather has appeared on many Seattle stages, including Book-It Repertory Theatre, Theater Schmeater, ArtsWest and Balagan. You can also catch her performing improv at Unexpected Productions in the Market Theatre or hear her voice on numerous commercials and video games. Heather earned her B.A. in Theatre from Oberlin College. She is married to the dashing actor Patrick Allcorn. They are parents to the recently named World’s Most Adorable 2-Year-Old, Harper Jean.
Ryan Higgens – Doug Sample
Ryan is tremendously humbled to revisit this incredible show and beautiful character. This marks his first show with Theater22. Most recently, he’s been seen in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo with WET, Smoked! with Cafe Nordo, Maldoror with UMO Ensemble, Accidental Death of an Anarchist with Strawberry Theater Workshop, and on the SyFy network in Z Nation. Mr. Higgins received the 2012 Gregory Award for Outstanding Actor for this role. After Live!, Mr. Higgins will be acting in Cafe Nordo’s Don Nordo del Midwest and directing Two Noble Kinsmen for GreenStage. This one is for Jamie.
Corey McDaniel – Ensemble
Corey is the Producing Artistic Director of Theatre22 and wears many hats this incredibly diverse cultural community including those of director, actor, teacher, administrator and consultant. He is beyond grateful for the opportunity to work with this very special group of people again led by one of our regions most valued playwright / directors. Thank you for supporting live theatre!
Jason Sharp – Ensemble
Jason is grateful to be making his T22 debut and reprising his ensemble roles from the play’s original Northwest premiere at Theater Schmeater. Additionally, his work has been seen at Annex theatre (Balconies, Team of Heroes: Alecto Issue #1, Behind Closed Doors and No More Heroes, Women In Peril) Matcha Monkey (Sweet Nothing), Our American Theater Co. (Angels Fall), Live Girls! (Quickies, Fever, Whirligig, Patty Red Pants), Bad Actor Productions (Capitol Hill High, Exorcist: The Musical) and he’s a veteran actor of Ian Bell’s Brown Derby Series and 14/48.
James Weidman – Ensemble
The last three years (AKA his forties) have been a veritable roller-coaster for James Weidman. He’ll spare you the lows and briefly list the highs: Plays- The Twilight Zone and Fallen Angels (Theater Schmeater), The Government Inspector (Theatre Anonymous), Or, (Harlequin Productions), The Phantom Tollbooth (BIAO) Duel of The Linguist Mages, The Underneath, Blood Countess and Zapoi (Annex), Event- whale watching, Nephew- Charlie, Love Pamela, Kitten- Hugo. Vivre Live!