We’ve all received the email…you know, the one with a Nigerian prince and/or diplomat begging for help and needing a bank account for upwards of $100 million. While most of us hit delete, writer and performer Dean Cameron did something about it.
It’s this humorous creation of the popular email con, “The Nigerian Spam Scam Scam,” that makes its way to The Space for a three-performance engagement on Friday, March 31 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 1 at 7 and 10 p.m. Produced by Mark Shunock and Brandon Ellyson, “The Nigerian Spam Scam Scam” is on sale now online at www.thespacelv.com.
After receiving an email from a Nigerian con artist posing as the wife and son of a dead Nigerian leader, Cameron replied. Posing as a sexually confused Florida millionaire, whose only companions were his cats (Mister Snickers and Joe Joe the Dancing Clown), houseboy, and personal attorney, Perry Mason, Cameron embarked on an 11-month correspondence with the bewildered and tenacious Nigerian, impeccably played by co-star Victor Isaac. This hit duologue, taken from actual email threads, documents the hilarious relationship as it descends into a miasma of misunderstanding, desperation, and deception.
Originally hailing from Illinois, Dean Cameron is a stage, television and film actor, director, comedian and musician. Best known for his roles as Chainsaw from “Summer School” with Mark Harmon, “Straight Outta Compton,” “Ski School,” and TV’s “They Came from Outer Space,” Cameron is an accomplished actor appearing in nearly 100 movies and television shows including “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “NCIS,” “Shameless,” “Glee,” “American Horror Story,” “Will & Grace,” “Mad About You,” “Kicking and Screaming” with Will Ferrell, as Jeff Spicoli in “Fast Times” – the television version of “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” and as Herbie Bailey on the ‘80s TV series “Spencer.”
Tickets are $30 for general admission seating or $50 for VIP table seating. Rear porch seating is available for $55. VIP front table seating is also available for $65 per ticket. Tickets for this special engagement are on sale now online at www.thespacelv.com or at The Space box office at 3460 Cavaretta Court.