June 28-July 8, 2018
The Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre will present Lovers, Part One (Winners), by acclaimed Irish dramatist Brian Friel. Originally written in two parts –Winners and Losers – Winners (part one) follows a teenage couple from a rural Irish town grappling with an unexpected pregnancy and the influences of family, religion, cultural expectation, and volatile teenage feelings.
1966 Ireland. Two teenagers, Joe and Maggie, meet on a hilltop to study for their exams and discuss their unexpected pregnancy. Joe is practical and studious but still unprepared for adulthood. Maggie is wild and funny, full of optimism, but visibly anxious about her impending motherhood.
One of Brian Friel’s lesser-known works, this wistful and funny play carries the audience along like a river, and leaves us stunned with a heart-wrenching ending.
Directed by Holly Griffith
Music Direction by Jake Sorgen
Featuring Bryn Booth, Adam Denoyer, Claire Hancock, and Chris Pankratz
Thursday, June 28 @ 7:30pm (Preview)
Friday, June 29 @ 7:30pm (Opening)
Saturday, June 30 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, July 1 @ 2:00pm
Thursday, July 5 @ 7:30pm
Friday, July 6 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, July 7 @ 2:00pm (Saturday Matinee)
Saturday, July 7 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, July 8 @ 2:00pm (Closing Matinee)
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 an hour.
Audience: Best enjoyed by Scoundrels ages 14+.
$28 General Admission
$20 if you are under 30
$15 Student & Teacher
Questions? Call our Box Office at 448-3300.
This production underwritten by Planned Parenthood
The Scoundrel & Scamp Theater is pleased to have this performance of The Lovers underwritten by Planned Parenthood.
If you want to see more theater like Lovers done in Tucson, please donate to support the S&S along with the important work of Planned Parenthood.
Our Artistic Team
Maggie Enright...............................................Bryn Booth
Joe Brennan.....................................................Adam Denoyer
Elizabeth Falcón and Holly Griffith
Managing & Co-Artistic Director
Artistic & Co-Managing Director
Bryan Rafael Falcón
Resident Stage Manager
Sound and Light Supervisor
Box Office Manager
Resident House Manager
Holly Griffith (Director & Artistic Associate) 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.
Bryn Booth (Maggie) is a graduate from the BFA Acting program at the University of Arizona and resident ensemble member of the Rogue Theatre where she was most recently seen as Regan in King Lear. Lovers is Bryn's second production with the Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre as she also performed in The Love Talker as Gowdie Blackmun. Other credits include Rose of Sharon in The Grapes of Wrath (Rogue Theatre), Juliet in Romeo & Juliet (Tucson Shakespeare the Park), Bianca in Othello, and Justine in Frankenstein (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 would like to thank Holly for letting her be a part of her directorial debut, and to all who have supported her through this artistic journey.
Adam Denoyer (Joe) 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. Adam is excited for this role in Lovers and to be working on the premier season at The Scoundrel & Scamp! Nothing but gratitude to friends, family, guides, and those that have been all three.
Claire Hancock (Woman) Claire Hancock earned an MFA in European Dance Theatre from Trinity Laban in London, England, and a BFA and MFA in dance from the University of Arizona. Prior to school she danced professionally with ODC/San Francisco and River North Dance Company in Chicago. In 2009 she and colleague Ashley Bowman formed Artifact Dance Project, a Tucson based contemporary dance company dedicated to music and dance collaboration. Now in its ninth season, Artifact has produced countless main stage concerts and collaborations with composers, visual artists, filmmakers, actors, and musicians. In addition to her performances with Artifact, Claire has appeared with The Rogue Theatre and was featured in Scott Fitzgerald’s Tales of the Jazz Age, and Oscar Wilde’s A House of Pomegranates, both collaborations between Artifact and The Rogue. Next up for Claire at The Scoundrel & Scamp is This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing. She wishes to gives thanks to Joe and Cindy of The Rogue, Bryan and Lizzy of Scoundrel & Scamp, and Holly for providing her with the opportunities to continue growing as a performer.
Christopher Pankratz (Man) is a Tucson native and University of Arizona graduate with a BFA in theatre production and a master’s degree in education. Lovers is Christopher's first performance at The Scoundrel and Scamp. He has previously acted at The Rogue in The Grapes of Wrath and King Lear and acted and designed scenery for Arizona Onstage Productions. Currently, Christopher teaches theatre at Flowing Wells High School where he has written several plays for his students including Black Friday, Frankenstein, Cuando Soñamos, and Spinning Tales. Christopher would like to thank his director, colleagues, and family for their support and inspiration.
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.
All photos by Tim Fuller.