The morning of her wedding day, a bride receives a visitor from her past…

Play FOUR in our '18-19 Season for Scoundrels.

Runs March 28 through April 14

The Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre will present Blood Wedding, a new adaptation of the Spanish masterpiece by Federico García Lorca. Inspired by the rhythms and passion of Flamenco, Lorca captured the voice of the common people and the spirit of his land.

On the morning of her wedding day, a young bride receives a visitor from her past, rekindling passion and the fury of an age-old family feud..

This beautiful, dark and musical play weaves a world that would later inspire such artists as Gabriel García Márquez where the supernatural walks among the everyday world. 

Directed by Bryan Rafael Falcón
Music Direction by Melissa Alejandra Aguirre Fernandez

Showtimes:
Thursday, March 28 @ 7:30pm (Preview)
Friday, March 29 @ 7:30pm (Preview)
Saturday, March 30 @ 7:30pm (Opening)
Sunday, March 31 @ 2:00pm

Thursday, April 4 @ 7:30pm
Friday, April 5 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, April 6 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, April 7 @ 2:00pm

Thursday, April 11 @ 7:30pm
Friday, April 12 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, April 13 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, April 14 @ 2:00pm (Closing)

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 Herbert Avenue)

Runtime: TBD 

Audience: Best enjoyed by Scoundrels ages 14+.  
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Ticket Prices
$28 General Admission
$20 if you are under 30
$15 Student & Teacher

Questions? Call our Box Office at 448-3300. 


Our Artistic Team

 

Direction

Direction
Bryan Rafael Falcón

Music Direction and Choreography
Melissa Alejandra Aguirre Fernandez

Translation & Adaptation
Elizabeth Falcón

Cast

Bridegroom.........................................................Sean Cronin
Mother of the Bridegroom..........................Susan Arnold
The Neighbor Woman...................................Sarah MacMillan
Mother-in-Law of Leonardo.......................Julia Balestracci
Wife of Leonardo...............................................Nicole Delprete
Leonardo.................................................................Larry Gatti
Young Girl................................................................Xochitl Martinez
Bride...........................................................................Claire De La Vergne
Maid to the Bride.................................................Kat Mcintosh
Father to the Bride..............................................Philip Bennet
Ensemble.................................................................Grace Otto
Ensemble.................................................................China Young
Ensemble.................................................................Lance Guzman
Ensemble..................................................................Danny Quinones
Ensemble..................................................................Emily Louise Fuchs
Ensemble/Moon...................................................Adrian Encinas
Ensemble/Death, as a Beggar Woman...Leora Sapon-Shevin
Ensemble/Woodcutter......................................Roger Owens
Ensemble/Woodcutter......................................David Sussman
Ensemble/Woodcutter.....................................Jorge Taborda

 

Designers

Set Design
Bryan Rafael Falcón

Light Design
Josh Hemmo

Costume Design
Maria Caprile

 

Production Staff

Dramaturgy
Angelina Valencia

Production Assistant/Assistant Director
Dylan Welker

Managing & Co-Artistic Director
Elizabeth Falcón

Artistic & Co-Managing Director
Bryan Rafael Falcón

Resident Stage Manager          
Tiffer Hill

Sound and Light Supervisor
Brian Graham

Box Office Manager
Holly Griffith

Resident House Manager
Leigh Moyer


Bios

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BRYAN RAFAEL FALCÓN

Bryan (Set Designer) 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.  

At the S&S Bryan has directed Two Plays for Lost Souls: The Love Talker & The Yellow Wallpaper, Oscar Wilde's Salomé, There is a Happiness That Morning Is and A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, for which he won the 2017 Arizona Daily Star Mac Award for Best Director.

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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Melissa Alejandra Aguirre Fernández

Melissa Alejandra’s (Music Director/Choreographer) propensity for the arts surfaced at an early age, developing a diverse range of talents from acting, to singing, to dance, to teaching - and has performed on local, national and international stages.  Originally from Sonora, Mexico and raised in Tucson, Arizona, she grew up in two cultures, fully bilingual on and offstage.  She's active in film, theatre and voice over work, Latin, Broadway and pop music, and a variety of dance styles, especially Flamenco, Tango and Salsa, in addition to teaching dance and choreographing.  Her transnational heart has taken her to 26 countries so far, enriching and fostering her art, education, experience, knowledge, love and connection to humanity and culture across the globe, and inadvertently nurturing a role as a cultural ambassador of sorts.  She is happy to help channel Spain and Flamenco into this beautiful project, Blood Wedding.  She has studied with various teachers including Juana Amaya and El Torombo in Sevilla, and has been strongly influenced and impacted by the legendary Flamenco dynasty that is, the Farruco family.  Spain and Flamenco are a life-line to which she is deeply connected to and from which she will always draw from, and she is pleased to bring a taste of these two to Scoundrel and Scamp audiences … ¡Arsa y toma!

 
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SEAN PATRICK

Sean Patrick (Bridegroom) is a Tucson actor with degrees in Theatre Arts and French Language. He has performed onstage at Old Tucson Studios, Old Pueblo Playwrights, Live Theatre Workshops, as well as in schools throughout Tucson. As Education Director and ensemble member with Tucson’s Stories that Soar! he has the great fortune of creating community-sourced theatre for Tucson's youth, and experiences every day how performance can shape, define, and reflect community. Sean last appeared at the The Scoundrel & Scamp as Sam for Mr. Burns, a post-electric play.

 
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SARAH MACMILLAN

Sarah (Neighbor) has been acting for over twenty years.  She has worked in Alaska, Denver and Tucson, most recently appearing in Invisible Theatre's Let's Live A Little. Denver theatres include Germinal Stage of Denver, Vintage Theatre, Spotlight Theatre, The Firehouse Theatre and And Toto Too Theatre. Memorable roles over the years include Nurse Ratched, Mary Tyrone, Eleanor of Aquitaine. Frankie in Frankie and Johnny in The Clair De Lune. She has worked with Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre for the last 12 summer seasons, last seen as Constance in King John. Sarah most recently performed at the S&S in Salome and will be in Eurydice. This summer she performed her one woman show, Psycho Sarah.

 
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JULIA BALESTRACCI

Julia (Mother-in-Law of Leonardo) most recently appeared in Mr Burns, a post-electric play at the Scoundrel and Scamp.  An East Coast transplant, she has been involved in the performing arts in many capacities over the years, from acting and puppetry to Morris dancing to singing Hildegard von Bingen from the original 12th century notation.  She has performed at diverse venues including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Harvard University, Avery Fisher Hall, and the Philadelphia Fringe Festival.  Julia is an Antiques Roadshow junkie and during any spare moment, there's a good chance you'll find her in a thrift store. 

 
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LARRY GATTI

Larry (Leonardo) appeared last year in Two Plays for Lost Souls and Salomé. 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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Philip Bennet

Philip G. Bennett (Father of the Bride) is an actor, teacher and director, founder and Artistic Director of the Bennett TheatreLab & Conservatory. He is a graduate of the American Stanislavski Theatre (AST), where he served as Assistant Artistic Director to Sonia Moore, Russian émigré actress from the Moscow Art Theatre. Bennett holds a degree in the Humanities and is a Certified Master Teacher and Director of the Stanislavsky System:  Active Analysis Through Physical Actions.    

As an actor, Philip made his New York debut with AST as Lopachin in Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard and Cabot, in Arthur Miller’s Desire Under the Elms. Additional roles include:  Vanya, in Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, and at Berkeley Repertory Theatre as Nota, in Pirandello’s To Clothe the Naked. In Tucson, he has performed with the Rogue Theatre as Doc. Peabody, in Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying; King Orsino in The Tempest; Antigonus in The Winter’s Tale; and with Borderlands Theatre Company as Shipkov in Agnes Under the Big Top and Creon in Louis Alfaro’s Bruja, an adaptation of Euripides’ Medea. Phil is recipient of the prestigious Hollywood Dramalogue Award and co-author of Experiencing Stanislavsky Today:  Training and Rehearsal Techniques for the Psychophysical Actor, Routledge Academic Publishers, London,  

 

 
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GRACE OTTO

Grace Otto (Ensemble) has been acting since she can remember, starting in her first role (Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz) when she was only 10 years old.  From there, she has followed her love of performing which has lead her to study theatre at the University of Arizona. Her roles range from Lindsey in a punk rock rendition of Godspell and Mrs. Trotsky in All in the Timing.  She also has passion for writing, music, and devising.  She last appeared in Oscar Wilde's Salomé at the S&S.

 
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LANCE GUZMAN

Lance Guzman (Ensemble) is a UofA Graduate and has been a part of many Studio Series plays and films, including Giants Have Us in Their Books and This Heart in My Mouth is Called Home. He aspires to continue to work in theatre while pursuing a film acting career. Lance appeared at the Scoundrel & Scamp in Oscar Wilde's Salomé and Mr Burns, a post-electric play.

 
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EMILY Fuchs

Emily Fuchs (Ensemble) is a senior at the University of Arizona, studying Theatre Arts and Creative Writing. She graduated with an Associate of Fine Arts from Pima Community College in May of 2017. Notable roles include Masha in Three Sisters and Harriet in Sticks and Bones. She is very excited to be working with this talented cast and crew! (Instagram: @emilylfuchs; emilylouisefuchs@gmail.com)

 
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ROGER OWEN

Roger Owen (Ensemble/Woodcutter) has been acting off and on since high school. Favorite roles: 1965-1981: MacbethOberonToby Belch (Invisible Theatre), Mitch in A Streetcar Named Desire (Key West, Tennessee Williams collaborating), Jerry in Zoo Story. 2006-present: Gaev in The Cherry Orchard, Father Willow in By the Bog of Cats (The Rogue Theatre), Doug in Lemon Sky (Live Theater Workshop), Charlie in Seascape, George Pye in Humble Boy(Beowulf Alley), Beverly in August: Osage County, Uncle Ben in Death of a Salesman, 3 roles in United, 5 roles in Language Archives (Winding Road), Xavier in By the Bog of Cats, Frank in Body Awareness (Something Something), and Michael Novak God of Carnage (Roadrunner) for which he received a 2016 Mac Award nomination for Best Actor in a Comedy.  At the Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre, Roger was seen in Oscar Wilde's Salomé and .There Is A Happiness That Morning Is.

 
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JOSH HEMMO

Josh Hemmo (Lighting Design) is from Tucson, AZ where he received his BFA in Theatre Design and Production from the University of Arizona. Last season at the S&S Josh designed Two Plays for Lost Souls, Oscar Wilde's Salomé and Mr Burns, a post-electric play. 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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DYLAN WELKER

Dylan Welker (Production Assistant/Assistant Director) is an aspiring actor and theatre-maker. Previous stage credits include U/S Hamm in Samuel Beckett’s Endgame, Brett in Mother of Exiles, and Squealer in George Orwell’s Animal Farm. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Arizona with a double major in Theatre Arts and Italian Studies. Dylan last appeared at the Scoundrel & Scamp in their production of Oscar Wilde's Salomé.

 
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Tiffer Hill

Christopher “Tiffer” Hill (Resident Stage Manager) is excited to be entering his second season with Scoundrel & Scamp. After a brief stint as a vocal performance major at the University of Arizona, he began working as a stagehand at the Gaslight Theatre starting in 2012. He continued working there full-time for the next five and a half years at the pace of at least eight shows a week, eventually stage managing 21 productions including favorites such as Arizona Smith and the Relic of Doom, Spider-Guy, and Ghostblasters! Favorites from S&S’s first season include An Unproduced Screenplay About The Death Of Walt Disney, Mr Burns: a post-electric play, and Oaf. Tiffer also served as lighting designer for the 2018 Tucson Fringe Festival and the 2018 Bennett TheatreLab Festival of Plays.

 
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Holly Griffith

Holly Griffith (Box Office Manager & Artistic Associate) is directing her 2nd production at The Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre, This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing having directed Brian Friel's Lovers this past summer. She also teaches theatre for young people at Scoundrel and acting at the University of Arizona. Holly is a 5th year member of the Acting Ensemble next door at The Rogue Theatre. Favorite productions there include Three Tall WomenCelia, A Slave, A House of Pomegranates, The White Snake, Uncle VanyaBy the Bog of Cats, and Hamlet. Holly holds an MA in English Literature from the University of Arizona, and has a fierce interest in the history, culture, and literary tradition of Ireland.

 
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Leigh Moyer

Leigh (Resident House Manager) began her foray into house management in 2009 with The Rogue Theatre and has, at one point or another, filled every front of house roles from baking cookies before the show to sweeping up the crumbs after a performance. She joined The Scoundrel & Scamp team in their 2017 inaugural season and is excited to be a part of the Theatre’s growth. She is an artist for fun, a writer professionally, and a helper compulsively. Leigh is a passionate activist and Tucson enthusiast and enjoys doing the work that make Tucson and the world a better place for everyone. She is a proud pet parent, a planner, and possibly the worst vegan ever. Leigh got a BA in History, with a minor in Linguistics, from the University of Arizona. So far that has mostly garnered her friends and colleagues stories about the War of 1812 they never wanted to hear.