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STLCC-Forest Park Presents “Additional Particulars”

February 13, 2014

The intersecting lives of four Save-a-Bundle Discount Mart employees are explored in “Additional Particulars,” which will be presented Feb. 20-23 at St. Louis Community College-Forest Park.

Show times are 8 p.m. Feb. 20-22, and 3 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Mildred E. Bastian Center for the Performing Arts on campus, 5600 Oakland Ave. Admission is free and open to the public. This play contains adult language.

The cast includes four STLCC students: Shasmine Summers, Joel Beard, DeJuan Baskin and James Reece.

The first act features characters Glenda and Warren (Summers and Beard), and the second act is about Raymond and Kenny (Baskin and Reece).

Glenda Balitski is an optimistic but lonely young woman who works in housewares, and has recently moved into her tidy apartment after the death of her invalid mother. Warren Grippo, the assistant manager, is a generous but awkward man of unflagging good manners. He has unexpectedly dropped by Glenda’s apartment after work to announce that she’s “Employee of the Month.”

Raymond Fetterman, a maintenance man, on the eve of his 47th birthday, realizes that time is running out on his chances of “having a life,” as he’s trapped in a job he hates. He confides in coworker Kenny Hinkle, a good-natured guy who harbors a heartbreaking secret, during lunch.

The full-length play’s themes are business, friendship and love. Written by playwright Ed Simpson (“The Comet of St. Loomis”), the play premiered in 2000 and won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award.

For more information, contact director Jeffrey Schaefer, theater manager, at jschaefer96@stlcc.edu.