Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play

by Anne Washburn
April 12-22, 2018

 
Hilarious and Provocative
— Chuck Graham, Let The Show Begin
Must See
— Kathleen Allen, Arizona Daily Star
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After a cataclysmic event, survivors gather around a fire recalling the stories of The Simpsons episodes they will never see again. 

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 Claire Marie Mannle

 

 

 

 

 

For Parents:
IS THIS PLAY RIGHT FOR MY CHILD?

Showtimes:
Thursday, April 12 @ 7:30pm (Preview)
Friday, April 13 @ 7:30pm (Opening Night)
Saturday, April 14 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, April 15 @ 2:00pm

Thursday, April 19 @ 7:30pm
Friday, April 20 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, April 21 @ 2:00 pm
Saturday, April 21 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, April 22 @ 2:00pm

What Critics Are Saying 

"MR. BURNS" BOTH HILARIOUS AND PROVOCATIVE - Chuck Graham, Let The Show Begin

The power of stories is at the heart of 'Mr. Burns' - Kathleen Allen, Arizona Daily Star

 Gabriella De Brequet, Lance Guzman, Sean Patrick, Leah Taylor, Adam Denoyer and Julia Balestracci Photo by Tim Fuller.

Gabriella De Brequet, Lance Guzman, Sean Patrick, Leah Taylor, Adam Denoyer and Julia Balestracci
Photo by Tim Fuller.

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 2 hours with a 15-minute intermission. 

A Conversation with Director and Cast follows each performance. 

Audience: The MainStage Series is best enjoyed by Scoundrels ages 13+. Is this show appropriate for my child?

Note: The sound of gunshot will be heard at the end of Act 2. 

MainStage Ticket Prices
$28 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. 

 Leah Taylor, Gabriella De Brequet, Adam Denoyer and Sean Patrick Photo by Tim Fuller

Leah Taylor, Gabriella De Brequet, Adam Denoyer and Sean Patrick
Photo by Tim Fuller

Our Artistic Team

 
 

Direction

Direction
Claire Marie Mannle

Assistant Direction
Ryuto Adamson

Music Direction
Lisa Otey

Cast (in order of appearance)

Matt.............................................................Adam Denoyer
Jenny..........................................................Gabriella De Brequet
Maria...........................................................Leah Taylor
Sam.............................................................Sean Patrick
Colleen......................................................Julia Balestracci
Gibson........................................................Lance Guzman
Quincy........................................................Jeanne Torres

Music

Musician
Anton Faynberg

Designers

Light Design
Josh Hemmo

Sound Design
Matt Marcus

Set Design
Bryan Rafael Falcón

Choreography
Claire Marie Mannle

Prop Design
Gabriella De Brequet

Costume Design
Elizabeth Falcon & Callie Hutchison

Dramaturg
Chloe Loos

Scenic Design Assistant
Kim P. Eldon

Production Staff

Managing & Co-Artistic Director
Elizabeth Falcón

Stage Manager          
Tiffer Hill

Technical Director
Brian Graham

Box Office Manager
Holly Griffith

Bios

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Claire Marie Mannle

Claire Marie Mannle (Director) is excited to be both acting (The Yellow Wallpaper) and directing for The Scoundrel and Scamp’s inaugural season. She last directed Nor Any Drop to Drink a devised play about water sustainability for the UA Studio Series.

Her acting work includes King LearThe Grapes of WrathMacbeth, and The White Snake for The Rogue Theatre and The Tempest and The Comedy of Errors for Arizona Repertory Theatre. She is an Instructor for the School of Theatre, Film, and Television for 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.

 
 
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Adam Denoyer

Adam Denoyer (Matt) is a actor and improvisor, and soon to be Graduate of the University of Arizona. He is thankful to the University for all of the productions he has been cast in; Psycho Beach PartyTribesAll 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 most recently he performed a piece Dawned 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 is excited for this role in Mr. Burns and to be working on the premier season at S&S!

Nothing but gratitude to friends, family, guides, and those that have been all three.

 
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Gabriella De brequet

Gabriella De Brequet (Jenny) has most recently appeared in The Scoundrel and Scamp's inaugural production of Salomé as Salomé, and The Love Talker as The Red Head as well as locally at The Rogue Theatre in Arcadia as Thomasina Coverly, Jerusalem as Tanya Crawley, The Bridge of San Luis Rey as Pepita, and Dante’s Purgatorio. Other credits include The Diary of Anne Frank as Anne Frank, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Curtains the Musical as Niki Harris, The Jungle Book, and All Shook Up. Gabriella has studied with The Rogue Theatre in their intensive training programs with emphasis on Shakespeare, voice and movement, and impulse awareness. Gabriella would like to thank her family, friends and partner Tiffer Hill.

 
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Leah Taylor

Leah Taylor (Maria) 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.

 
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Julia balestracci

Julia (Colleen) is thrilled to be back on the stage after a long hiatus.  An East Coast transplant, she has been involved in the performing arts in many capacities over the years, from acting and puppetry to Morris dancing to singing Hildegard von Bingen from the original 12th century notation.  She has performed at diverse venues including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Harvard University, Avery Fisher Hall, and the Philadelphia Fringe Festival.  Julia is an Antiques Roadshow junkie and during any spare moment, there's a good chance you'll find her in a thrift store.

 
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Sean Patrick

Sean Patrick (Sam) is a Tucson actor with degrees in Theatre Arts and French Language. He has performed onstage at Old Tucson Studios, Old Pueblo Playwrights, Live Theatre Workshops, as well as in schools throughout Tucson. As Education Director and ensemble member with Tucson’s Stories that Soar! he has the great fortune of creating community-sourced theatre for Tucson's youth, and experiences every day how performance can shape, define, and reflect community. Sean is therefore thrilled to have survived the apocalypse to perform alongside the wonderful cast of The Scoundrel & Scamp’s production of Mr. Burns, a post-electric play.

 
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Lance Guzman

Lance Guzman (Gibson) is a UofA Graduate and has been a part of many Studio Series plays and films, including Giants Have Us in Their Books and This Heart in My Mouth is Called Home. He aspires to continue to work in theatre while pursuing a film acting career.

 
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Jeanne Torres

This is Jeanne Torres' (Quincy) first show at Scoundrel and Scamp theatre. Jeanne graduated with a degree in Theatre and Gender Studies at the University of Arizona and most recently she played Samantha in Indoor/Outdoor and Invisible Theatre. This is Jeanne's last show in Tucson before she heads off to Manhattan and she's very excited to go out with a bang.

 
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Anton Faynberg

Anton Faynberg (Musician) is a Russian-American pianist. His progressive approach to the instrument combines the old and the new, the high-art and the popular, the traditional and the innovative. He uses technology to supplement and enhance classical piano music idioms. Faynberg received a B.M. from Oberlin Conservatory, and M.M. & D.M.A. from the University of Arizona. He is active in the Tucson dance world as a collaborative musician. As a solo artist, Faynberg presents minimalist tapestries and rhythm driven neo-classical improvisatory compositions.

 
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Josh Hemmo

Josh Hemmo (Lighting Design) is from Tucson, AZ where he received his BFA in Theatre Design and Production from the University of Arizona. He recently joined Don Fox Designs, LLC as a Design Associate. Past credits include Cleopatra: A Pop Experience (Theater for the New City, NYC), The Producers (Arizona Onstage Presents), and Chicago and Crazy for You (Post Playhouse). He would like to thank his family and friends for their on-going support and The Scoundrel and Scamp for including him on this amazing production. jhemmolighting.com

 
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Matt Marcus

Matt Marcus (Sound Designer) is delighted to be working on this production of Mr. Burns.  He is the Faculty Sound Designer at the U of AZ School of Theatre where his recent credits include, The Merchant of Venice,  The Addams Family, and Evita. Other productions include Love, Sweet Love, a musical featuring the songs of Burt Bacharach and Hal David, along with national tours for Theater League, Theater of the Stars, and Dallas Summer Musicals.  On hiatus from his audio career in the late 20th century, Matt was Property Master for Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. He is a member of the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees, and is the President of Local 415.

 
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Bryan Rafael Falcón

Bryan (Set Designer) 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 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 board Vice-Chair of the Tucson-based Southwest Folklife Alliance, and as a board member at The Rogue Theatre. 

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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.  

 
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Holly Griffith

Holly Griffith (Box Office Manager & 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 MacBethThe White SnakeUncle VanyaAngels 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.

 
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CHLOE LOOS

CHLOE LOOS (Dramaturg) is a recent graduate of the University of Arizona’s BA Theatre and Film program, and has kept herself extremely busy doing theatre all over Tucson. This is her second dramaturgy credit with the Scoundrel and Scamp, as she also worked on Salome. She just opened Roadrunner Theatre’s Perfect Timing, which she directed, is serving as the production assistant and stage manager Borderlands Theater’s second iteration of Barrio Stories, and is working as the instructional specialist for the University of Arizona’s Classics Department’s production of Seneca’s Agamemnon (which will be performed in this space on April 27th). Previous projects include the devised piece, Identity, at the Etcetera branch of Live Theatre Workshop, as well as costumes for Seminar and The House of Blue Leaves, dramaturg for production of Salome and Winding Road Theatre’s The Fantasticks, for which she also did props.


 Adam Denoyer, Lance Guzman, Julia Balestracci, Jeanne Torres, Gabriella De Brequet, Leah Taylor, Sean Patrick Photo by Tim Fuller.

Adam Denoyer, Lance Guzman, Julia Balestracci, Jeanne Torres, Gabriella De Brequet, Leah Taylor, Sean Patrick
Photo by Tim Fuller.

Production Photos