Festival of Plays

Celebrating the Bennett TheatreLab's 10th Anniversary in Tucson!

The Bennett TheatreLab is presenting a Festival of Plays to celebrate our 10th year of teaching the up-to-date Stanislavsky System of Psychophysical Actions and Active Analysis.  We will be presenting three productions in true repertory form, over the course of two weekends. Included will be: Agnes of God by John Pielmeier, Red by John Logan, and a Mime & Scene Showcase. Over the course of nine months, actors from our professional three-year training program have been preparing their roles for performance.

The Festival of Plays will run Thursdays through Sundays at The Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre, August 2nd through August 12th. Pre-sale General Admission tickets are $20 or $50 for a 3-Day Festival Pass. ($15 for Students, Teachers, and Seniors).


 

Agnes of God by John Pielmeier

Can you be a murderer and a saint? Agnes of God explores the arrest of a young nun examined by a court-appointed psychiatrist.  Startling revelations force the Doctor, the Mother Superior, and Novice to question the meaning of faith and the power of love.
“[Agnes] riveting, powerful, electrifying drama […] the dialogue crackles.” – New York Daily

AGNES OF GOD performed by Callie Hutchison, Sara Jackson, Claire De La Vergne.

Pre-Sale: $20 General Admission, $15 Students/Seniors
Door: $23 General Admission, $18 Students/Seniors
3-Day Festival Pass: $50

August 2: 7:30 p.m. (7pm door)
August 4: 7:30 p.m. (7pm door)
August 10: 7:30 p.m. (7pm door)
August 12: 2:00 p.m. (1:30pm door)

Location: Studio Theatre at The Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre.


Red by John Logan

“There is only one thing I fear in life my friend…One day the black will swallow the red,” declares Mark Rothko. Red depicts the dynamic struggle between two artists from conflicting generations. During the creation of the monumental Seagram murals, world renowned abstract expressionist Mark Rothko and his young assistant Ken, battle over the meaning and relevance of modern art.

RED performed by John Muller and Jorge Taborda

Pre-Sale: $20 General Admission, $15 Students/Seniors
Door: $23 General Admission, $18 Students/Seniors
3-Day Festival Pass: $50

August 3: 7:30 p.m. (7pm door)
August 5: 2:00 p.m. (1:30pm door)
August 9: 7:30 p.m. (7pm door)
August 11: 2:00 p.m. (1:30pm door)

Location: Studio Theatre at The Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre.


Mime & Scene Showcase

Topping off our Festival, internationally acclaimed master Mime artists, Rick Wamer & Grant Bashore, have created original pieces for Mime & Scene Showcase. Rounding out our celebration, TheatreLab students ranging from their first through third years will be performing challenging scenes from Shakespeare and contemporary works.

SCENE SHOWCASE featuring Original Mime Work by: Grant Bashore and Rick Wamer.
Student Performers: Sher Ribas Blum, Joseph Clark, Oscar De La Rocha, Claire De La Vergne, Diane Dube, Melissa Alejandra Aguirre Fernández, Lance Guzman, Callie Hutchinson, Sara Jackson, Laurie Kiel, John Muller, and Jorge Taborda.

Pre-Sale: $20 General Admission, $15 Students/Seniors
Door: $23 General Admission, $18 Students/Seniors
3-Day Festival Pass: $50

August 4: 2:00 p.m. (1:30pm door)
August 5: 7:30 p.m. (7pm door)
August 11: 7:30 p.m. (7pm door)

Location: Studio Theatre at The Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre.


 

Thank you!


In order to bring all the elements of what is taught in the Stanislavsky System of Psychophysical Actions and Active Analysis performance in full-length plays is required, and we are thrilled to offer this for the first time to our Tucson base. Five of our incredibly dedicated students will be completing their third year of training in both Agnes of God and Red.

Through the month of June we raised nearly $5000 to produce our Festival of Plays. We could not have done it without your support and we are extremely grateful to all who contributed. You are helping make dreams come true and years of hard work come to fruition.