For my mother: A list of every brilliant thing worth living for...
Play Three in our '18-19 Season for Scoundrels.
Runs February 7 - 24, 2019
“One of the funniest plays you’ll ever see about depression, and possibly one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see, full stop.”
You’re six years old and your Mom’s in the hospital. Dad says she’s "done something stupid".
Mom finds it hard to be happy so you start to make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world.
You make a list of everything that’s worth living for:
1. Ice Cream. 2. Water Fights. 3. Staying up past your bedtime. 4. The color yellow. 5. Things with stripes. 6. Me.
You leave it on her pillow. You know she’s read it because she’s corrected your spelling. Soon, the list will take on a life of its own.
Claire Marie Mannle(The Yellow Wallpaper) takes us on this fantastic journey, a life's journey that you won't want to miss.
Directed by Michelle Milne
Thursday, Feb 7 @ 7:30pm (Preview)
Friday, Feb 8 @ 7:30pm (Preview)
Saturday, Feb 9 @ 7:30pm (Opening)
Sunday, Feb 10 @ 2:00pm
Thursday, Feb 14 @ 7:30pm
Friday, Feb 15 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, Feb 16 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, Feb 17 @ 2:00pm
Thursday, Feb 21 @ 7:30pm
Friday, Feb 22 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, Feb 23 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, Feb 24 @ 2:00pm
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: 1 hour and 10 minutes with no intermission
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
Every Brilliant Thing Performed by Claire Marie Mannle
Managing & Co-Artistic Director
Artistic & Co-Managing Director
Bryan Rafael Falcón
Resident Stage Manager
Sound and Light Supervisor
Box Office Manager
Resident House Manager
Michelle Milne (Director) has worked as a director, performer, writer, and educator across the US — including both coasts and regions in between. Over the past year, she has been performing with Ted Swartz (of Ted & Company) in the 2-person show, Discovery: A Comic Lament, and has recently directed highly physical and immersive productions of the Brontë (which won the 2017 Drammy Award for Best Production), Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet, Eurydice, The Best of Everything, and several ensemble-devised productions.
She created and performed For Those Who Cannot Fly, an original piece about borders and walls for San Francisco’s FURY Factory Festival in 2016. Currently, she is expanding that piece for touring as a new solo production titled Boundary Conditions. She has also performed her original writing as the character “Carmelina du Jour” in Chicago’s Poetry Bordello; appeared as Supervisor McCrae in the sci-fi TV show pilot DeckTechs; and was a part of the ensemble for Palissimo’s The Painted Bird at La Mama in NYC.
Michelle is a Feldenkrais Method practitioner, has taught theatre and movement classes at Columbia College Chicago and Goshen College, and teaches creative/performing arts classes in prisons and jails.
CLAIRE MARIE MANNLE
Claire Marie Mannle (Narrator) 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.
Leigh (Dramaturg and 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.
Elizabeth (Production Design) is a poet, musician, and teacher with a passion for hybrid form and mixed media. She received her MFA in poetry from the University of Arizona in 2011, where she studied under poets Laynie Browne and Steve Orlen.
She has had work accepted at places like The Adroit Journal, Drunken Boat, and Mid-American Review. Elizabeth also has a passion for teaching. She has taught writing residencies and developed curricula for the University of Arizona Poetry Center.
She is currently enrolled in a Waldorf Teaching program, and has enjoyed volunteering at schools across Tucson as a guest poet. In prior job incarnations she oversaw system operations and operations staff for PowerSchool Learning, a K-12 learning platform.
Raul Martinez (Light Design) studied theatre production & lighting design for four years at the University of Arizona. Raulie's work was last seen in Lovers for the Scoundrel & Scamp. Past designs have included Die Fleidermaus and The Magic Flute with The UA Opera Theatre; The Wizard of Oz and Peter Pan with CYT Tucson; and Oklahoma! as well as Boeing Boeing with Arizona Repertory Theatre. Raulie would like to not only thank the Scoundrel & Scamp for this great opportunity, but also his wonderful fiancé Hunter and the many people that have supported him.
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.
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 Women, Celia, A Slave, A House of Pomegranates, The White Snake, Uncle Vanya, By 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.