Like a Billion Likes

Erik Forrest Jackson
It's all about selfie-improvement.
Jan 18 2018 to Feb 11 2018

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

Performance Schedule: 

Like a Billion Likes runs
Jan 18 through Feb 11
Thursdays 7:30
Fridays & Saturdays 8:00
Sundays 3:00
Previews 1/18 & 1/19
Pay What You Can Jan 21 & 25
Post Show Conversations 1/26, 2/3, 2/11


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*
Assistant Director - N. Riley
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