SBCC’s Clever Contemporary Political Comedy

By Steven Libowitz   |   April 16, 2024
The Outsider will be SBCC’s Jurkowitz Theatre from April 10-27 (photo by Ben Crop)

SBCC Theatre Group closes out its 2023-24 season with Paul Slade Smith’s comedy The Outsider from April 10-27 in the Jurkowitz Theatre on SBCC’s West Campus. The comedy concerns a newly appointed governor of a small state who is terrified of public speaking and paralyzed by TV cameras, but great at actually governing. Determined to save his boss’s job, his chief of staff and friend brings in a team of experts to handle the situation, in the process leading to romance. Created in the fashion of such inspiring cinema as Frank Capra’s Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, The Outsider a funny and timely story of loyalty and common sense in the inane world of campaign politics. Katie Laris directs a cast comprised of SBCC Theatre Group veterans – including Justin Stark as the governor, and Nicholis Sheley – along with current theater arts majors. 

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