Festival of Plays
Celebrating the TheatreLab’s 10th Year in Tucson
August 2nd-12th, 2018
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).
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
“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.
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.
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.
The Bennett TheatreLab offers professional conservatory style actor training to the local community in Tucson, Arizona. We believe every actor with talent has a spark of genius. The goal of our System of training is to identify that spark, bring it to the fore, and develop the actor’s technical skill and confidence to do so independently.
Located in the Historic Y in Tucson, Arizona, The Bennett TheatreLab & Conservatory strives to provide professional acting conservatory training that offers an alternative to the expensive academic approach of a University. We work to provide a training ground that will give the talented amateur the tools, skills, and confidence to successfully approach a professional career in theatre and film; and contribute to the cultural life of our community.
For more information, and to PURCHASE TICKETS visit: https://bennetttheatrelab.com/
Performance Location: The Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre
a: 738 N 5th Ave, Suite 131—Enter from the parking lot behind The Historic Y (parking lot entrance off of Herbert Avenue)
Pre-Sale: $20 General Admission
Pre-Sale: $15 Students/Teachers/Seniors
Door: $23 General Admission
Door: $18 Students/Teachers/Seniors
3-Day Festival Pass: $50
Questions? Call our Box Office at 468-1664.
Agnes of God Featuring: Claire De La Vergne, Callie Hutchinson, and Sara Jackson
Directed by: Philip G. Bennett
August 2, 4, 10 – 7:30 Curtain -- August 12 – 2:00 Matinee
Red Featuring: John Muller and Jorge Taborda
Directed by: Philip G. Bennett
August 3, 9 – 7:30 Curtain - August 5, 11, 2:00 Matinee
Mime & Scene Showcase Featuring: Grant Bashore & Rick Wamer; as well as: 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. Directed by: Philip G. Bennett
August 5, 11 – 7:30 Curtain -- August 4 – 2:00 Matinee
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