The State Fair Community College Theatre Arts program will present the comedy “The Actress” Feb. 21-25 in the Stauffacher Theatre on the Sedalia campus.


“The Actress” is a funny and poignant new comedy that takes place backstage as a colorful, complicated actress makes her emotional farewell performance. People from her life invade her dressing room to say their goodbyes, declare their love, roar with laughter, spit insults, grab a final embrace, and renew old battles.

Peter Quilter, a British playwright twice nominated for the Olivier Award and for three Tony Awards, is the author of the play. Tim Wells, SFCC instructor, is the director. The performance is rated PG for mild language.

Regular performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21-24; admission is $6. Tickets are $15 for the Feb. 24 dinner theatre in the Stauffacher lobby; dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. The dinner theatre menu is available by calling the Box Office at (660) 530-5814 from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. A matinée will be presented at 2 p.m. Feb. 25. Anyone 60 or older may reserve free tickets for the matinée.

SFCC students and employees receive free admission, and cost of the dinner theatre for them is $10. Special group rates are available for both regular performances and dinner theatre.

Tickets may be purchased online at, by calling the Box Office or emailing Wheelchair seating is available upon request.



Assistant Director/Stage Manager – Tyler Singer, Odessa

Katherine – Lauren Dowell, Odessa

Charles – Connor Marshall, Bates City

Nicole – Alex Swords, Sedalia

Paul – Dakota Swain, Lowry City

Margaret - Victoria Stowell, Sedalia

Lydia – Alyce Wilson, Eldon

Harriet - Regan Smith, Odessa

Production Staff

Director – Tim Wells, instructor

Program Coordinator – Eric Yazell, instructor

Box Office – Cassie Bruce, staff

Costumer – Kim Windle, staff

Costume Designer – Alicia Eldred, Windsor

Props Master - Hannahmaye Doster, Odessa

Fly Man – Tyler Singer, Odessa

House Manager – Gavin Eichler, Lincoln

Dramaturg – Alia Stepney, Columbia

Costume Construction/Running Crew - Alia Stepney, Columbia

Props/Running Crew - Maryanne Henley, California; Tyler Singer, Odessa

Sound Board Operator – Alex Contreras, Sedalia

Makeup and Hair – Alia Stepney, Columbia

Scenery Construction/Running Crew - Tyler Singer, Odessa; Victoria Stowell,

Sedalia; Lauren Dowell, Odessa; Regan Smith, Odessa; Alyce Wilson, Eldon; Dakota Swain, Lowry City

Scenic Artist – Victoria Stowell, Sedalia


In the photo: The State Fair Community College Theatre Arts Program will present the comedy “The Actress” in the Stauffacher Theatre on the Sedalia campus. From left, Dakota Swain, Victoria Stowell, Regan Smith, Alyce Wilson, Alex Swords, Connor Marshall; on the floor, Lauren Dowell.