Genre: Comedy
Adapted from Moliere by Bill Irwin and Mark O'Donnell

Moliere’s comedic fable brims with colorful characters and merry mayhem, in a sparkling adaptation by noted clown Bill Irwin.  Scapin is the clever servant who outsmarts (almost) everyone, especially the foolish rich.  Don’t miss the comic romp that stomps the pomp.


About the Company: York College (The City University of New York)

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Cast: Alexander Constantinides, Joseph Grasso, Crystal Williams, Erick Avila, Antonio Devers, David Jones-Set Design , Allison Crutchfield-Costumes , Paul Hudson-Lighting , Jessica Morales-Stage Mgr
Open:   12/04/09
Close:   12/12/09

December 4 at 4PM
December 5 at 8PM
December 6 at 3PM
December 8 at 12Noon
December 11 at 8PM
December 12 at 2PM
Theater:   York College Theater
Address:   94 - 20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd,
Jamaica, NY 11451
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Kevin Gomez Octave

is an upper junior at York College. He is currently majoring in Speech Communication/Theatre Arts with a concentration in Theatre Arts. He took an interest in the arts after taking a Basic Acting course at York with Professor Schilling. Kevin also enjoys listening to music, watching movies, as well as putting on small performances at church-related events. His past productions include: Scapin, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged, All InThe Timing, The Tempest, CVR, SlapDASH, Don Juan in Chicago and Fame.

Emerson Sampaio Geronte

Emerson Sampaio (Ferdinand, Prince of Naples) is an upper junior, majoring in Business Administration.  The Tempest is the second play in his acting career.  Last semester he made his York College debut as Geronte in Moliere’s Scapin.  Aside from acting, Emerson enjoys singing and songwriting with his prized acoustic guitar.  A good quote to live by:  “I am bigger than my body gives me credit for.”  (John Mayer)

Luz Chavarrio Zerbinette

 Is a lower senior at York College majoring in Marketing and Theatre Arts. This is her second performance on the York College stage. Last semester Luz played Zerbinette in Bill Irwin and Mark O’Donnell’s adaptation of "Scapin". Luz hopes to be a huge movie star and a successful entrepreneur in the years to come.

Bency Pierre George

Bency Pierre (Francisco) is a a regular in the York College theater department.  Since transferring here from Hofstra University, he has been in numerous shows including Anna In The TropicsSPEAK OUT, The Exonerated, Scapin, and I am Pan Africa.  He is glad that he had the opportunity to be a part of them.  In his spare time, he loves to write spoken word poetry and rap. 

Sebrena Mason Messenger 1, Gendarme 1 & Porter 1

SEBRENA MASON is an upper senior, majoring Speech Communication/ Theatre Arts. This is her fifth performance with the York College Theatre. Her past productions include Yo Soy Latina, Scapin, All In The Timing and Fame. Even with just four productions at York, Sebrena is no stranger to the stage.  She has been in many productions outside of York, with a theatre company in the city. Since the age of two, Sebrena has been a classically trained ballerina and has a love for music and the arts as well as the sciences. She plans to have her own dance school and company in the future and is looking forward to teaching those who share the same love for dance and the arts as she does. She hopes to go far in show business with her acting and dancing skills, and will not give up her love for science as well.

Ryshon Shepherd Messenger 2, Gendarme 2 & Porter 2


RYSHON SHEPHERD is a senior here at YorkCollege, majoring in Speech Communication/Theater Arts with a minor in Psychology. This is his first performance in a musical, however he is no stranger to the stage.  Some of his past productions include: The Exonerated, Fabulation and Scapin.  With a strong passion for acting, he is bound to end up on the big screen or Broadway.

TIMOTHY J. AMRHEIN (Associate Professor of Theatre/Theatre Arts Coordinator) holds an M.F.A from Wayne State University in Theatre Design and Technology.  Prior to his arrival at York College, he served as the faculty technical director and guest designer at the University of Pittsburgh and the faculty designer at Schoolcraft College in Livonia, MI.  Though Mr. Amrhein is known for his scenic and costume designs on the York College stage and throughout the tri-state area, he has directed several productions as well.  Some of his past directorial credits include: Scapin, Little Shop of Horrors, Anna in the TropicsLootDark Ride and Ramona Quimby, Witness, OleannaAll in the TimingInto the Woods, and Once Upon A Mattress. Mr. Amrhein has also designed both costumes and scenery throughout the United States.  Some of his most recent designs have been No Exit, Callaloo 12Harlem Speakeasy, Galileo, Endgame, Charley’s Aunt and Antigone  (York College), the first New York City revival of The Full Monty and The Fantasticks (The Gallery Players)and Twelfth Night (Princeton Rep Shakespeare Festival).  Some of his past work includes: The Merry WidowMy Favorite Year and Princess Ida (Village Light Opera); Much Ado About NothingRomeo and Juliet, and The Merry Wives of Windsor (Princeton Rep Shakespeare Festival); and Bus Stop, BrightonBeachMemoirs, A Flea in Her Ear and Damn Yankees(River Rep Theatre Company).  Mr. Amrhein has also designed productions for The Wings Theatre, The Second City, Carnegie Mellon University, and the California Rep. Theatre.  He received the Best Scenic Design award from the NJ Star Ledger for The Merry Wives of Windsor and the Detroit Free Press’s Theatre Excellence Award for Saturday, Sunday, Monday andScapin.  He is a member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829 and the United States Institute for Theatre Technology.