There is a Happiness

that Morning Is

India Osborne and John Keeney in  There Is A Happiness That Morning Is.  Photo by Tim Fuller.

India Osborne and John Keeney in There Is A Happiness That Morning Is. Photo by Tim Fuller.

March 15-April 1, 2018

by Mickle Maher

The morning after a highly inappropriate display of public passion on the lawn, two Blake scholars find themselves in front of their classes, faced with an ultimatum: apologize or else.

Crafted in rhyming pentameter, Happiness “demonstrates [Maher’s] singular ability to push a dry, intellectually rigorous academic exercise so far that it cracks, yielding absurd comedy and searing revelations on the transience of life and love.” --The Chicago Reader

Directed by Bryan Rafael Falcón

John Keeney and Carol Osborne Photo by Tim Fuller

John Keeney and Carol Osborne
Photo by Tim Fuller

Showtimes: Thursdays-Saturdays 7:30 p.m., Sundays 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 15 @ 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 16 @ 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 17 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 18 @ 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 22 @ 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 23 @ 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 24 @ 7:30
Sunday, March 25 @ 200 p.m.
Thursday, March 29 @ 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 30 @ 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 31 @ 7:30
Sunday, April 1 @ 200 p.m.

Location: The Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre at The Historic Y
738 N 5th Avenue, Suite 131, Tucson, AZ, 85705
Enter from the parking lot behind The Historic Y (parking lot entrance off of Herbert Avenue)
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Runtime: Approximately 1 hours and 30 minutes. This show has no intermission.
A Conversation with Director and Cast follows each performance.

Audience: Our Studio Series focuses on actor & story in a minimalistic, intimate 30-seat setting. The Studio Series is best enjoyed by Scoundrels ages 18+. 

Note:  Due to the intimate nature of our Studio space, we cannot guarantee late seating. 

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

Carol Osborne & John Keeney in  There Is A Happiness That Morning Is   Photo by Tim Fuller

Carol Osborne & John Keeney in There Is A Happiness That Morning Is
Photo by Tim Fuller



Bryan Rafael Falcón


Bernard: John Keeney
Ellen: Carol Osborn
Dean: Roger Owen


Light Design
Lawrence Ware

Set Design
Bryan Rafael Falcón

Costume Design
Elizabeth Falcón

Fight Choreographer
Hunter Hnat

Production Staff

Stage Manager          
Tiffer Hill

Technical Director
Lawrence Ware

Box Office Manager
Holly Griffith

House Manager
Leigh Moyer



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.  

At the S&S Bryan has directed Two Plays for Lost Souls: The Love Talker & The Yellow Wallpaper, Oscar Wilde's Salomé 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 Chair of the Tucson-based Southwest Folklife Alliance, and as a board member at The Rogue Theatre. 

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India (Ellen) is delighted to be appearing in Scoundrel & Scamp’s inaugural season. Her most recent local performance credits include Luna Gale (Mac award nomination for best actress in a drama) with St. Francis Theatre, News of the World with Winding Road Theatre, God of Carnage (MAC award nomination for best actress in a comedy) with Roadrunner Theatre, Bog of Cats with Something Something Theatre and Move Over Mrs, Markham with Live Theatre Workshop. She wishes to dedicate her performance to her sister Gail who regaled her with glorious tales as a child and made her want to tell them too.



John (Bernard) is a multidisciplinary artist, active in the theater, music, and visual arts communities in Chicago in the 80s and 90s of the last century. Since then, he’s worked as a teacher, getting his theater fix from writing and directing plays for his students in grades one through eight, and as ever, playing music and making art. Most recently, he composed and performed the musical component of Scoundrel & Scamp’s debut production, Two Plays for Lost Souls.


Lawrence Ware

Lawrence Ware (Lighting Designer) is currently a candidate for a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Theatre Production; Design and Technology, with an emphasis in Lighting Design from The University of Arizona. Recently, he was the Assistant Lighting Designer and Master Electrician for Million Dollar Quartet, The Complete History of America- Abridged, and The Whipping Man at Endstation Theatre Company over their 2017 Season in Lynchburg, Virginia! Lawrence would like to thank you so much for your continued support of the local arts and Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre!  


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.  


Photo Gallery

All Photos by Tim Fuller