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Invisible Theatre presents THE NIGERIAN SPAM SCAM SCAM

Tucson Theatre Announcements List: Tucson: Invisible Theatre presents THE NIGERIAN SPAM SCAM SCAM

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The Invisible Theatre
By Dean Cameron


Three Performances Only!
Mention this e-mail to buy tickets for half price!

October 18 at 7:30 pm
October 19 at 8:00 pm
October 20 at 8:00 pm

“Please help me! I am beneficiary to a fortune of 30 million dollars!!!” You’ve seen something like that in at least one e-mail a week. You’ve deleted it immediately or you’ve read it and wondered what was going on. Actor Dean Cameron did not delete the e-mail but instead began corresponding with one of the scammers. What results is an innovative and award winning theatrical event!
“Screamingly funny…”
- Los Angeles Times

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Invisible Theatre
1400 N. First Avenue (at Drachman)

Do not delete this 'Nigerian Spam Scam Scam'

Do not delete this 'Nigerian Spam Scam Scam' ®

Published: 10.12.2007

Do not delete this 'Nigerian Spam Scam Scam'

By Levi J. Long


When Dean Cameron got an e-mail from a Nigerian con artist, the actor didn't immediately trash the forwarded scam letter. Instead, Cameron turned the tables on the con man, wrote him back and turned nine months worth of e-mails into "The Nigerian Spam Scam Scam," a comedy detailing the unusual correspondence.

After more than 150 national and international shows, Tucson audiences can get a glimpse at the curious e-mail messages that make up "The Nigerian Spam Scam Scam," opening Thursday for a three-night run at The Invisible Theatre.

In the spirit of the play, the Star conducted its interview through a chat program with Cameron from his Los Angeles home.

Why did you decide to write the play based on the e-mail?

"Initially, I'd just been sending the e-mails to friends. After a coupl…

My Nigerian Partner

Tucson Weekly : Arts : My Nigerian Partner


My Nigerian Partner

Actor Dean Cameron tells how he managed to scam a spam scammer

Dean Cameron and Victor Isaac in The Nigerian Spam Scam Scam.
You get one almost every day: an e-mail from a stranger requesting an "urgent business relationship." The sender, a barrister or the widow or orphan of some deceased African strongman, needs help moving millions of dollars from a threatened bank account into the United States. A remarkably large percentage of it can be yours, if you open a U.S. account, put some of your own money in it and help facilitate the wire transfer.

In the immortal lyrics of Monty Python, "Spam, spam, spam, spam ..."

It's the inescapable "4-1-9" scam (named after the Nigerian statute that, ineffectively, outlawed it), a descendant of the good old "Spanish Prisoner" con. A few people fall for it and get bilked out of hundreds or thousands of dolla…