The Roustabouts Second Stage Virtual Series
Margin Of Error
Written by Will Cooper
Directed by Rosina Reynolds
Featuring Ruff Yeager, Roxane Carrasco*, Kate Rose Reynolds & Joel Miller
Virtual encore performances now through August 23rd
Tickets $14 - $100 for the best seat in your house!
Donations greatly appreciated.
Join us for a panel discussion this Thursday, August 13 at 7:30PM on our Facebook Page. Facilitated by Will Cooper (Playwright) and Phil Johnson (Co-producer). The panel will feature distinguished guests from the fields of Science and Ethics.
Michael Kalichman, Ph.D.: Director, UC San Diego Research Ethics Program
Terry Gaasterland, Ph.D.: Professor of Computational Biology and Genomics; Director, Bioinformatics & Systems Biology Program
Stanley Maloy, Ph.D.: Associate Vice President for Research & Innovation, and Professor of Biology at San Diego State University
Emily Roxworthy: Provost of Earl Warren College and faculty member of the Department of Theatre and Dance; Affiliate faculty of the Department of Ethnic Studies and the Critical Gender Studies Program.
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This fast-moving drama of twists and turns was presented by The Roustabouts at San Diego’s Lyceum Theatre April 14 to May 7, 2017. The story is centered on one evening in which a famous scientist, two of his students, and his wife confront each other in that margin of error where reason goes blind and passions ignite. Margin of Error unveils what can happen when the arrogant, the ambitious, and the vengeful bring love and deceit down to a science.
Reviews From the original production April 14 to May 7, 2017
Critic's Choice - San Diego Union-Tribune
Roustabouts' Margin of Error...topical, taut...thoughtful and absorbing new drama.” "Rosina Reynolds keeps the tension crackling." “Yeager… a formidable force of nature… his room-filling performance fits the runaway ambition of this Nobel Prize hopeful." "(Roxane) Carrasco is excellent as Sunita, the play’s moral center, a soft-spoken but ultimately steely heroine." - James Hebert, San Diego Union-Tribune
Yeager is the commanding center of this outstanding production, forcefully directed by Rosina Reynolds. The impeccable ensemble also includes Joel Miller, Kate Rose Reynolds, and Roxane Carrasco. The design work is superb and contributes mightily to an auspicious beginning for this theater and this play. Despite some clumsy exposition, wavering accents, and an excess of symmetry and repetition, this thought-provoking drama confronts critical issues of integrity, morality, abuse of power, and women’s precarious position in the world of science. " - Pat Launer, Center Stage Theatre Critic, Jazz 88
An entirely engaging evening of theatre… An auspicious debut” - Bill Eadie, www.sandiegostory.com
New San Diego theater company The Roustabouts debuts with skillful Margin of Error" - David L. Coddon, San Diego CityBeat
Anton Myrvold, Producer
Regional: Love’s Labour’s Lost, Anything Goes — Utah Shakespeare Festival; The Threepenny Opera, Romance, King Lear, A Christmas Carol — San Diego Rep; Now You See It, What’s Wrong With This Picture? — North Coast Rep San Diego: I Hate Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing — Intrepid Shakespeare Company; Trouble in Mind — Moxie Theatre; Passion, Grey Gardens, Wonder Wounded Heroes — Ion Theatre; Lear on the 2nd Floor, The Threepenny Opera — UCSD; The Man Who Came to Dinner — Coronado Playhouse; The Dream Play, Berzerkergang, (and many others) — Sledgehammer Theatre. www.ruffyeager.com
Credits include BROADWAY; Chicago (Velma Kelly) INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL TOURS; West Side Story (Consuelo), Chicago (Velma, Dance Captain), A Chorus Line (Morales, Cassie, Sheila, Val), BROADWAY WORKSHOPS: Poet Matador (Alma), Like Water For Chocolate (Gertrudis) at Sundance Institute at White Oak; REGIONAL THEATRE: Manifest Destinitis, In The Heights, The Women, Real Women Have Curves at The San Diego REP, El Henry, The Who’s Tommy, Figaro Gets A Divorce at The La Jolla Playhouse, Dames At Sea, Fox On The Fairway at North Coast Rep; TV: Recurring Role on “As The World Turns” (Chardonnay), “Law And Order : SVU” (Featured)— NBC, “Broadway On Broadway”— CBS, GOOD MORNING AMERICA, CBS MORNING SHOW. Roxane has an M.F.A. specializing In Musical Theatre from San Diego State University, is a teacher at The San Diego School Of Creative and Performing Arts, and the proud Mom of Lucas. Roxane is a member of Actors’ Equity Association.
Joel is honored to be a part of the Roustabout’s inaugural production of this World Premiere play Regional credits include San Diego Repertory Theatre: Sex With Strangers (u/s Ethan), Violet (Ensemble, swing); Ion Theatre: The Normal Heart (Bruce). Other credits include local TV spots for Kearny Mesa Infinity and KPTV News (Portland, OR); Ocean Beach Theatre Co: Avenue Q (Nicky), Godspell in Concert (Jesus), Next to Normal (Dan). Many thanks to the amazingly talented cast, crew, and production team for making this work of art come to life in the beautiful Lyceum Space.
Kate is pleased to be returning to the San Diego stage. Locally, she was last seen in Arcadia at the Cygnet Theatre, and Lot’s Daughters at the Diversionary Theatre. Recent New York City credits include MindFlood (Torrent Theater Company) and Mario Fratti’s The Academy (Theatre for the New City). Regional credits include PlayOffs! (Playwright’s Center of San Francisco); Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Black Comedy, Mary’s Wedding, Private Lives, and the world premiere of The Cookie Fight (Bristol Valley Theatre); Noises Off! (Cohoes Music Hall). She also stars in the independent horror film “Soul To Keep,” currently in post-production. She is a member of the acclaimed San Francisco sketch comedy group Killing My Lobster. www.katerosereynolds.com.
Will Cooper, a founding partner in the award-winning The Roustabouts Theatre Co., is a playwright based in San Diego. A proud member of the Dramatists Guild and a former Network Playwright at the nationally renowned Playwrights Development Center Chicago Dramatists. His first play, Book of Leaves, was a finalist at the prestigious Ashland News Plays Festival. His play Jade Heart premiered in Chicago where it garnered enthusiastic critical and audience acclaim; it had its highly successful west coast premiere at MOXIE Theatre in San Diego. His other plays include Shadows of Athens, Movement Man, and Margin of Error, which kicked off the inaugural season of The Roustabouts Theatre Co. It was nominated by the San Diego Critics Circle for its Craig Noel “Outstanding New Play” award. Among his works-in-progress is Bark, an adaptation of a real-life story from the autobiographical works of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, author of The Little Prince. www.willcooperplaywright.com
Directing Credits: North Coast Repertory Theatre: The Cocktail Hour; Fallen Angels; Broken Glass; Educating Rita; Glorious; Don’t Dress For Dinner; Relatively Speaking; Importance of Being Earnest; Travesties; An American Daughter; The Sum of Us; Blithe Spirit; Corpse; Rough Crossing; Chekov in Yalta. San Diego Repertory Theatre: Bad Dates. Cygnet Theatre: Atwater, Fixin’ to Die. Renaissance Theatre: Caretaker (San Diego Critics Circle Award). Compass Theatre: Three Days of Rain. Fritz Theatre: Vigil. Hahn Cosmopolitan Theatre: Marvin’s Room. Diversionary Theatre: Marriage Bed; Happy Endings are Extra; Twilight of the Golds; Beautiful Thing; Wrinkles; Another American; Asking and Telling; Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde; Breaking The Code; Lot’s Daughters. Chequamegon Children’s Theatre: Founding Artistic Director. 28 years of Broadway musicals with more than 60 kids annually, rehearsed and presented in 3 weeks.
Production Stage Manager
Charmaine last worked as PSM for The Playwright’s Project at The Old Globe in January. In addition to The Globe, she has Stage Managed shows at Diversionary, SRT, CSUSM, 10th Ave Theatre, and is looking forward to getting into the Lyceum.
Sean is a San Diego-based scenic designer with numerous credits across local stages, including The Old Globe, Cygnet Theatre, Lambs Players Theatre, & San Diego Repertory Theatre among others He recently received a Craig Noel Award for Designer of the Year for his work in 2016, and is a Resident Artist of Cygnet Theatre as well as a member of United Scenic Artists. www.seanfanningdesigns.com.
Elisa is a San Diego-based costume designer who has worked on many productions both locally and internationally She is currently teaching at San Diego City College and UCSD where she received her Master's Degree. www.elisabenzoni.com
Curtis designs the lighting for many local theater companies in San Diego He is excited to work with The Roustabouts Theatre Co. Local theater companies: Diversionary, New Village Arts, Moonlight, Intrepid, Backyard Renaissance et al. Curtis holds a BFA in Lighting Design from California Institute of The Arts.
Melanie is a San Diego-based freelance sound designer who has designed over 70 productions in San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco Coming up, she will be designing Fiasco Theatre’s The Imaginary Invalid at The Old Globe. www.melaniesound.com
Independent PropMaster: The Roustabouts Theatre Co, Diversionary Theatre.
Scott is pleased to be working with The Roustabouts on their debut production. Scott is the ATD and associate professor with the USD Theatre Program as well as the Master Carpenter at Diversionary.
Walter has appeared on stages in NY, LA, and SD. He was a co-founder and executive director of the Black Ensemble Theater Thank you to Drs Stanton, Epston, and Levine.
Phil Johnson is proud to partner with Ruff Yeager & Will Cooper in The Roustabouts Theatre Co, San Diego. As an actor, his latest solo show, A Jewish Joke (co-written with Marni Freedman) won Best Drama at this fall’s United Solo Festival NYC, and is on tour this year in Chicago (Victory Gardens Theatre), as well as regionally (ajewishjoke.com). Last year at the NY Fringe Festival he performed in his She-Rantulas from Outer Space in 3D!, co-written with Ruff Yeager for Diversionary Theatre, and since published by Stage Rights LA. He is a two-time winner of the San Diego Critics Circle Craig Noel Award for acting, for Midsummer Night’s Dream at Intrepid Theatre Company, and The Man Who Came to Dinner. He also played in Les Miserables on Broadway & on tour; the Canadian production of Sunset Boulevard; & the first national company of Miss Saigon. www.philjohnson.net
*The actor or stage manager appears through the courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States
Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), founded in 1913, represents more than 45,000 actors and stage managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote, and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions, providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. AEA is a member of the AFL-CIO, and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. The Equity emblem is our mark of excellence. www.actorsequity.org