TWO PLAYS FOR LOST SOULS:
THE YELLOW WALLPAPER &
THE LOVE TALKER

 
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Two Plays for Lost Souls
(October 19-29, 2017)

The Love Talker

by Deborah Pryor

In the award-winning Humana Festival play, The Love Talker, thirteen-year old Gowdie lives with her older sister Bun, deep in the woods of Appalachia.  Despite being surrounded by spirits aiming to seduce and deceive them, Bun has managed to keep her sister safe behind the walls of their cabin. Then one day Gowdie strays from the path...from which there is no coming back.  

The Yellow Wallpaper

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

In the Gothic literature classic, The Yellow Wallpaper, a woman is isolated from her family and confined to a hideously wallpapered room.  She soon becomes aware of another woman trapped behind the yellow pattern, struggling to escape.  The Yellow Wallpaper has been described by scholar Alan Ryan as “one of the finest, and strongest, tales of horror ever written. It may be a ghost story. Worse yet, it may not.” 

Directed by Bryan Rafael Falcón


Showtimes: Thursdays-Saturdays 7:30 p.m., Sundays 2:00 p.m., plus a 2:00 p.m. matinee on Saturday, October 28th

Location: The Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre at The Historic Y
738 N 5th Avenue, Tucson, AZ, 85705
Enter from the parking lot behind The Historic Y (parking lot entrance off of Hoff Avenue)

Runtime: Approximately 2 hours, including a ten-minute intermission. A Conversation with Director and Cast follows each performance. 

Audience: The Studio Series is best enjoyed by Scoundrels ages 18+.

Studio Ticket Prices
$22 General Admission
$18 Thursday night preview
$20 if you are under 30
$15 Teacher & Student Tickets (with valid ID)

Questions? Call our Box Office at 448-3300. 

Our Artistic Team

 
 
Claire Mannle and Bryn Booth in The Yellow Wallpaper Photo by Tim Fuller

Claire Mannle and Bryn Booth in The Yellow Wallpaper
Photo by Tim Fuller

Kathleen Cannon and Larry Gatti in The Love Talker Photo by Tim Fuller

Kathleen Cannon and Larry Gatti in The Love Talker
Photo by Tim Fuller

 

Direction

Direction
Bryan Rafael Falcón

Assistant Direction
Leah Taylor

Cast (in order of appearance)

The Yellow Wallpaper
She................................Claire Mannle
John..............................Christopher Johnson

The Love Talker
The Redhead...........Gabriella DeBrequet
Gowdie........................Bryn Booth
Bun................................Kathleen Cannon
The Love Talker......Larry Gatti

Music

Musical Direction
John Keeney

Violin
Christabelle Merrill

Designers

Light Design
Don Fox and Josh Hemmo

Set Design
Bryan Rafael Falcón

Prop and Makeup Design
Gabriella deBrequet

Fight Choreography
Bryn Booth

Costume Design & Dramaturg
Elizabeth Falcón

Production Staff

Stage Manager          
Tiffer Hill

Technical Director
Lawrence Ware

Box Office Manager
Holly Griffith

Bios

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Bryan Rafael Falcón

Bryan is Co-founder and Artistic Director at the Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre.  Bryan is an award-winning director (MFA Directing, Western Illinois, 2001) and tech entrepreneur with a passion for both education and building and scaling successful organizations.  

Bryan served as Artistic Director for two Indiana-based theatre companies, New World Arts and the Backporch Theatre Company. He served as a director and set designer for numerous shows, including The Carthaginians, Lysistrata, Cloud Tectonics, Night Mother, Bug, Marisol, Love Letters, Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night, The Taming of the Shrew, and Romeo and Juliet.

In Tucson, Bryan has directed at The Rogue Theatre, including The New Electric Ballroom and Awake and Sing. He was recognized as Best Director (2012 Arizona Daily Star Mac Award) for the show The Night Heron.

Bryan serves as board Vice-Chair of the Tucson-based Southwest Folklife Alliance, and as a board member at The Rogue Theatre. 

 
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Leah Taylor

Leah Taylor holds an MA in Theatre and Performance Studies from Washington University in St. Louis, where she was the 2017 recipient of the Performing Arts Department Excellence in Graduate Writing Award. A Tucson native, she has worked in Tucson's theatre community as a stage manager, assistant director, dramaturg, and performer. Most recently she served as Stage Manager for The Rogue Theatre's 2011-2015 seasons, and Assistant Director for Purgatorio, Betrayal, and Measure for Measure at The Rogue. She recently returned from a summer abroad studying Shakespearean performance at Shakespeare's Globe in London. Leah would like to thank Bryan Falcón for his incredible vision, leadership, and trust on this project.

 
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Tiffer Hill

Tiffer Hill (Resident Stage Manager) is excited to be with the Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre for their premier season. For the past four and a half years Tiffer served as the Resident Stage Manager of The Gaslight Theatre, stage managing over 2,000 individual performances. He would like to thank Bryan and Elizabeth for the incredible opportunity to be a part of this company, the cast of this production for their dedication and passion, and his family and Gabriella for always being there.  

 
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Claire Mannle

Claire Marie Mannle (She) is thrilled to make her Scoundrel and Scamp debut in The Yellow Wallpaper. She has her MFA from the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theater and her BA from Smith College. A New York City native, she came to Tucson via Los Angeles where she worked with The Grand Guignolers, Cornerstone Theater Company, the Antaeus Academy, and SITI Company. Around town she has worked with Arizona Repertory Theatre (The Comedy of Errors, The Tempest) and The Rogue Theatre (White Snake, Macbeth). When she is not performing, Claire teaches at The University of Arizona where she is an Instructor for the School of Theatre, Film and Television. She is grateful to Bryan, Elizabeth, and Christopher for the challenge and the opportunity.

 
 
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Gabriella De Brequet

Gabriella De Brequet (Redhead) has appeared locally at The Rogue Theatre in The Bridge of San Luis Rey as Pepita, Jerusalem as Tanya Crawley, Dante’s Purgatorio as The Angel of Abstinence, and in Arcadia as Thomasina Coverly. Other credits include The Diary of Anne Frank as Anne Frank, The Caucasian Chalk Circle as The Duke, Curtains the Musical as Niki Harris, The Jungle Book, and All Shook Up the musical. She has studied with The Rogue Theatre in three of their intensive training programs with emphasis on Shakespeare, voice and movement, and impulse awareness. Gabriella would like to thank Bryan and Elizabeth Falcon for their unconditional trust in her. Elena Terry, Holly Griffith, her Mother and family, and her partner Tiffer Hill.

 
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Bryn Booth

Bryn Booth (Gowdie), a graduate from the BFA Acting program at the University of Arizona and member of the Equity Membership Candidacy program, is proud to make her debut with the Scoundrel & Scamp Theater in The Love Talker.  Bryn is also a resident ensemble member with the Rogue Theater where she has played Sybil in A House of Pomegranates and Lady Macduff in Macbeth.  Other credits include Juliet inRomeo & Juliet  (Tucson Shakespeare in the Park),  Bianca in Othello, Justine in Frankenstein, and Fritzie in Cabaret (Arizona Repertory Theater). In recent years, she had the wonderful pleasure to understudy for Arizona Theatre Company’s productions of Romeo & Juliet as Lady Montague and Lady Capulet, and Of Mice and Men as Curley’s Wife.  Bryn is thrilled to be a part of this theater’s inception and would like to give thanks to Bryan and Lizzie Falcon for giving her this opportunity, to members of the Rogue for their wonderful training, and to her beloved friends and family for constant support.

 
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Kathleen Cannon

Kate Cannon (Bun) graduated from the University of Arizona's BFA Acting program and she studied at Playhouse West with Robert Carnegie, BADA and Powerhouse Theatre Training Program. Favorite roles include Joan in What Every Girl Should Know, Laura in the Glass Menagerie, and Marc Antony in Julius Caesar. She produced and starred in the short film The Good Morrow which screened at the 2016 Playhouse West Film Festival. Thank you to Bryan, the cast, and the entire Scoundrel and Scamp team for your creative commitment. You've captured my imagination and inspire me in each rehearsal.

 
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Larry Gatti

Scratching a lifelong itch to perform on stage, Larry Gatti (Love Talker) is making his theatrical debut in “The Love Talker”. A body and energy worker for over 10 years, Larry works at a local Tucson acupuncture clinic making acupuncture affordable to those on a budget. He is also active in the community facilitating freestyle dance gatherings that incorporate a wide range of music with the intention of creating an atmosphere that allows for free expression, intimate connection and ecstatic flow. When not dancing, reveling, singing or needling people he can often be found lazing about with those he loves whether human, animal or other.

 
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Josh Hemmo

Josh Hem is from Tucson, AZ where he received his BFA in Theatre Design and Production from the University of Arizona. He recently joined Don Fox Designs, LLC as a Design Associate. Past credits include Cleopatra: A Pop Experience (Theater for the New City, NYC), The Producers (Arizona Onstage Presents), and Chicago and Crazy for You (Post Playhouse). He would like to thank his family and friends for their on-going support and The Scoundrel and Scamp for including him on this amazing production. jhemmolighting.com

 
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Holly Griffith

Holly Griffith is a member of the Resident Acting Ensemble at The Rogue Theatre and an English Composition teacher. She has appeared in numerous productions at The Rogue, including MacBethThe White SnakeUncle VanyaAngels in America, and Hamlet. Holly also co-produces the Ambruster Play-Reading series at The Rogue, and dabbles in playwriting and adaptation. A native Ohioan, Holly has trained in ballet, tap, and jazz dance, and maintains an interest in movement-based performance. Holly holds an MA in English Literature from The University of Arizona.

Bryn Booth and Gabriella De Brequet in The Love Talker Photo by Tim Fuller

Bryn Booth and Gabriella De Brequet in The Love Talker
Photo by Tim Fuller

 

Production Gallery

All photos by Tim Fuller.