• LIKE A BILLION LIKES at Stage West Theatre

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    // It's time for some selfie-improvement //

    A play by Erik Forrest Jackson

    Misty Riggs is a nobody. No, really, she is - that’s an undisputed fact. But just as she’s starting sophomore year, she gets the notion she should try to stand out somehow before it’s too late. Misty’s gambit only cements her loserdom, and after one blow too many, she makes a final, desperate bid for glory - the terrible culmination of her burning desire to be recognized for something, anything, no matter how she achieves it.

    Winner of the 2016 Southwest Playwriting Competition
    World Premiere!

    Misty Riggs - Delaney Milbourn
    Perry Segars - Aaron Roberts*
    Alixandra Benson - Mikaela Krantz**
    Jacey Collier - Evan Michael Woods**
    Colleen Benson - Dana Schultes*

    * Member, Actors Equity Association ** Equity Membership Candidate

    Production Staff:
    Director - Garret Storms
    Production Stage Manager - Tiffany Cromwell*
    Set Design - Seancolin Hankins
    Lighting Design - Luke Atkison
    Costume Design - Victor Newman Brockwell
    Projections Design - Nate Davis
    Sound Design - Ryan Swift Joyner
    Props/Set Decor - Lynn Lovett

    About the Author:
    Erik Forrest Jackson was the winner of Stage West’s 2016 Southwest Playwriting Contest for Like a Billion Likes. He is also the winner of the Robert Chesley/Victor Bumbalo Playwriting Award; a top 10 finalist for the Woodward/Newman Drama Award; a finalist for the 2016 Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference; and the runner-up in the Todd McNerney Playwriting Contest. He has been awarded a 2017 residency grant at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, New Mexico. Last fall, Jackson adapted the beloved TV comedy Cheers for a live stage event in Boston and Chicago. New York premieres include the plays Charlie!; Doll; Carrie (all at P.S. 122); and Tell-Tale (Off Broadway’s Cherry Lane Theater, GLADD nomination Best Play). His musical Breaking Up Is Hard to Do, co-written with Ben H. Winters and featuring the songs of Neil Sedaka, has been performed globally, most recently in London and Seoul. Jackson was commissioned to author a series of mashups merging classic novels and Jim Henson’s Muppets for Penguin Books and Disney. The first title, Muppets Meet the Classics: The Phantom of the Opera, will be published in October. Long ago, Jackson’s poems appeared in the Showtime film The Escape, starring Patrick Dempsey. Even longer ago, Jackson grew up in Parker and graduated from Plano East Senior High. He now lives in Manhattan and is currently the Executive Projects Director at Entertainment Weekly. For more, visit ErikForrestJackson.com Show less
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