Orpheus & Eurydice told through love letters lost between Hell & Earth.
First PlAY in our '18-19 Season for Scoundrels.
Runs Oct 11 through Oct 28, 2018
"One of the best 25 American plays of the past 25 years."
-New York Times
The story of Orpheus and Eurydice told through love letters lost between Hell and Earth.
Directed by Claire Marie Mannle
Showtimes: Runs Oct 11-28, 2018
Thu Oct 11 @ 7:30 PM (Preview)
Friday, Oct 12 @ 7:30pm (Preview)
Saturday, Oct 13 @ 7:30pm (Opening)
Sunday, Oct 14 @ 2:00pm
Thu Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm
Friday, Oct 19 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, Oct 20 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, Oct 21 @ 2:00pm
Thu Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm
Friday, Oct 26@ 7:30pm
Saturday, Oct 27 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, Oct 28 @ 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: Approximately 90 minutes.
Audience: Best enjoyed by Scoundrels ages 14+.
Is this show appropriate for my child?
$28 General Admission
$20 if you are under 30
$15 Student & Teacher
Questions? Call our Box Office at 448-3300.
Our Artistic Team
Claire Marie Mannle
Her Father...........................................Bill Epstein
A Nasty Interesting Man............Ryuto Adams
Big Stone............................................Gretchen Wirges
Little Stone........................................Leah Taylor
Loud Stone........................................Sarah MacMillan
Set & Prop Design
Production Assistant/Assistant Director
Managing & Co-Artistic Director
Artistic & Co-Managing Director
Bryan Rafael Falcón
Resident Stage Manager
Sound and Light Supervisor
Box Office Manager
Resident House Manager
CLAIRE Marie MANNLE
Claire Marie Mannle (Director) is excited to return to The Scoundrel & Scamp this season after directing Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play and performing in The Yellow Wallpaper. Her recent directing work includes an adaptation of Euripides’ The Bacchae (SITI Company’s Skidmore Intensive) and Nor Any Drop to Drink, a devised play about water issues in the Southwest (UA Studio Series). As an actor, she has performed around town in King Lear, The Grapes of Wrath, Macbeth, and The White Snake at The Rogue Theatre and in The Tempest andThe Comedy of Errors for Arizona Repertory Theatre. She is an Instructor for the School of Theatre, Film, and Television at The University of Arizona. A New York City native raised in the Midwest, she came to Tucson via Los Angeles where she worked with The Grand Guignolers, Cornerstone Theater Company, A Noise Within, The Antaeus Academy, and SITI Company. She has her MFA from the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theater and her BA from Smith College.
Kate Cannon (Eurydice) 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.
A Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Arizona, Bill Epstein (Her Father) has produced, directed, written, and acted in productions in the U.S. and Britain, on campuses and in community and commercial theaters. He has played leads in mummers' plays, commedia dell'arte, musicals (West Side Story, Bells Are Ringing), comedies (notably, Simon's Plaza Suite, Shaw's Misalliance, Hart’s Light Up the Sky, Rudnick’s I Hate Hamlet, and Chekhov’s The Festivities), and dramas (notably, Pinter's Old Times, Sophocles' Antigone, Levin’s Deathtrap, Gilroy's The Subject Was Roses, Russell's Educating Rita, Mamet's Oleanna and Glengarry Glen Ross, Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and Shakespeare's King Lear), as well as supporting roles in Shakespeare (Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, Measure for Measure), Brecht, Chekhov, Fo, Genet, Giraudoux, Ruhl, Peter Shaffer, Shaw, Uhry, Wilde, Wilder, and others. In Tucson, he has acted with, among others, Arizona Repertory Theatre, Beowulf Alley Theatre, Borderlands Theatre, Live Theatre Workshop, and The Rogue Theatre. He performed his one-person play, My Life in Sports, for the 2016 United Solo Festival at Theatre Row on 42nd Street in New York City. He has also published articles and books of literary and film scholarship and criticism as well as various works of fiction and creative non-fiction. He has been reviewing theater for the Tucson Sentinel since last year.
Adam Denoyer (Orpheus) is an actor, improvisor, and graduate of the University of Arizona. He is thankful to the University for all of the productions he has been cast in: Psycho Beach Party, Tribes, All in the Timing, Nor any Drop to Drink (directed by Claire Mannle), and Endgame. He performed in Cripple of Inishmaan at Live Theatre Workshop and in Dawned, an original piece at the Tucson Fringe Festival that he created with collaborators Ryuto Adamson, and Alex Ross; for which they were awarded Best New Play by the Festival! He was most recently seen at The Scoundrel & Scamp’s production of Mr. Burns, a post-electric play and Lovers.
Ryuto Adamson (A Nasty Interesting Man) is a recent graduate from the University of Arizona, with a degree in theatre performance and a minor in business. He has performed in a variety of shows in the Studio Series including Endgame as Hamm, The Three Sisters as the Baron, and Nor any Drop to Drink. He has also performed in the Tucson Fringe Festival in Dawned, which won an award for best local show. He most recently worked at the S&S Theatre as the Production Assistant/Assistant Director for Mr. Burns, and at the San Diego International Fringe Festival as the Operations Associate. He is planning on creating and performing in another show at the upcoming Tucson Fringe Festival.
Gretchen (Big Stone) is very excited to be performing in her first production with Scoundrel and Scamp! For nearly 10 years Gretchen has been acting, directing and writing for Tucson stages. She is a member/playwright with Old Pueblo Playwrights. Two of her plays were featured in the 2018 New Play Festival. She is an improv teacher and performer. She spent 4 years on stage with Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed and now travels the country with her improv duo Ex-Boyfriend. She recently directed An Unkept Secret, a fully-improvised play at Live Theater Workshop and will have another run this September at LTW. She also works with the Tucson Fringe Festival and regularly performs with Musical Mayhem Cabaret and can be seen in LTW's upcoming winter production of Snoopy! The Musical and next spring in Kevin Johnson's production of Hand of God. She wants to thank Claire and S&S for the opportunity to bring the story of Eurydice to life!
Leah Taylor (Little Stone) holds an MA in Theatre and Performance Studies from Washington University in St. Louis. A Tucson native, she has worked in Tucson's theatre community as a stage manager, assistant director, dramaturg, and performer. Most recently she appeared in Scoundrel & Scamp’s production of A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney and served as Assistant Director for Scoundrel & Scamp's Two Plays for Lost Souls. Before that she served as Stage Manager during The Rogue Theatre's 2011-2015 seasons. She recently returned from a summer abroad studying Shakespearean performance at Shakespeare's Globe in London.
Sarah (Loud Stone) 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. This summer she performed her one woman show, Psycho Sarah.
Josh Hemmo is a NYC based lighting designer who is very excited to be returning to Scoundrel and Scamp for their second season! He is originally from Tucson, AZ where he received his BFA in Theater Production and Design from the University of Arizona. He has had the awesome opportunity of traveling and producing his work all over the country. Notable credits include: Cleopatra: A Pop Experience (Theater for the New City, NYC), Moscow Ballet's The Great Russian Nutcracker tour (lighting director of West Coast tour), resident designer for the Post Playhouse's 51st season, and resident designer for Scoundrel and Scamp's first season. jhemmolighting.com
Tiffer Hill (Resident Stage Manager) is a Tucson native and a founding member of the Scoundrel & Scamp's staff. He stage managed every production of S&S's premiere season, as well as serving as light designer for the 2018 Tucson Fringe Festival and the Bennet TheatreLab's 2018 Festival of Plays. He started his career in theatre in 2012 at the Gaslight Theatre, working there for nearly six years including four and a half years as their resident stage manager. He would like to thank his family, friends, and his partner Gabriella for all of their support and love.
Holly Griffith (Artistic Associate & Box Office Manager) 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 MacBeth, The White Snake, Uncle Vanya, Angels 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.