2017-18 MainStage Series
The Scoundrel & Scamp MainStage season offers audiences three plays selected to engage hearts and minds, ages fourteen to one hundred fourteen.
This season we are excited to offer a slate of plays carefully selected to engage and immerse, with strong focus on inquiry and language, blended with darkness and wit, beauty and challenge.
Our first season features Victorian horror, mystical Appalachian spirits, Salomé dancing for the head of John the Baptist, and survivors of an apocalyptic event finding solace in the lost tales of the Simpsons.
Dark and beautiful fare, all.
We look forward to sharing these plays with you for our inaugural season.
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Two Plays for Lost Souls
(October 19-29, 2017)
The Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre is pleased to present a double feature, with two short plays just right for the All Souls season with The Love Talker and The Yellow Wallpaper.
The Love Talker
by Deborah Pryor
In the award-winning Humana Festival play, The Love Talker, thirteen-year old Gowdie lives with her older sister Bun, deep in the woods of Appalachia. Despite being surrounded by spirits aiming to seduce and deceive them, Bun has managed to keep her sister safe behind the walls of their cabin. Then one day Gowdie strays from the path...from which there is no coming back.
The Yellow Wallpaper
by Charlotte Perkins Gilman / Adapted by Christopher Johnson
In the Gothic literature classic, The Yellow Wallpaper, a woman is isolated from her family and confined to a hideously wallpapered room. She soon becomes aware of another woman trapped behind the yellow pattern, struggling to escape. The Yellow Wallpaper has been described by scholar Alan Ryan as “one of the finest, and strongest, tales of horror ever written. It may be a ghost story. Worse yet, it may not.”
Directed by Bryan Rafael Falcón
Oscar Wilde's Salomé
(February 8-18, 2018)
King Herod's stepdaughter, Salomé, grows fascinated by the imprisoned Jokanaan, even as he hurls insults and threatens devastation. As mad ravings - or perhaps prophetic truths - fall from his lips,
Salomé strikes a bargain with her lecherous stepfather - she will dance for him, in exchange for Jokanaan's head.
Oscar Wilde’s gorgeous play, banned by The Lord Chamberlain in 1892, reimagines the biblical story of the legendary dance of Salomé and the abhorrent death of John the Baptist.
Directed by Bryan Rafael Falcón
Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play
(April 12 - 22, 2018)
by Anne Washburn
Seven days after a cataclysmic event, survivors gather around a fire and find comfort in retelling the stories of Itchy and Scratchy, Bart and Lisa, Homer and Marge.
Seven years later - electric power a fading memory - the episodes and commercials survive among theatrical troupes as oral tradition.
Seventy years later, the tales - now musical pageant - are imbued with religious significance for a society still reeling from near extinction. Mr. Burns won the 2014 Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play.
The New York Times compared Mr. Burns to Boccaccio's The Decameron and the grand musical finale was described by Vulture Magazine as “equal parts Brecht and Bart, Homer and the other Homer."
Directed by Christopher Johnson
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