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Live Theatre Workshop
3322 E Fort Lowell Rd
Tucson, AZ 85716
Reservations: (520) 327-4242

October 10 - November 16, 2019

ACCOMPLICE at Live Theatre Workshop


by Rupert Holmes

Directed by Rhonda Hallquist

In order of appearance:
Keith Wick
Jodi Ajanovic
Stephen Frankenfield
Emily Gates


Winner of the Mystery Writers of America’s coveted “Edgar” award (the “Oscar” of crime and suspense) The New York Times called ACCOMPLICE “a deliciously witty cocktail of a whodunit with a maniacally seamless plot where skullduggery emerges the winner!”

This theatrical roller coaster will trigger screams of laughter even as audiences vow to keep its secrets hush-hush. “The best fooler since Sleuth and twice as clever!” said the L.A.Times, while L.A. Theatre & Entertainment Review proclaimed it “the comedy thriller of all comedy thrillers!”

“Accomplice” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.



October 10 - November 16, 2019

Previews: October 10 and 11 at 7:30 PM
Opening Night: Saturday, October 12 at 7:30 PM

Regular Performances:
Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights at 7:30 PM
Sunday Matinees at 3:00 PM
Saturday Matinee on November 16 at 3:00 PM


Previews & Thursday Tickets: $15
General Admission: $20
Students, Seniors 62+, & Military: $18

To make your reservation call (520) 327-4242
or buy tickets online


Hey, murder mystery fans...quick quiz: what does every murder require? Means, motive, and opportunity, of course. ACCOMPLICE offers all of these in a uniquely hilarious way. While murder mysteries always employ a twist or two, this play twists just a little further. Also required: characters who might, under extraordinary circumstances, commit murder! Four people, just like you and me, who when pushed, could find themselves in circumstances they just cannot pass up. Whodunit? Shhhhh...don't tell! I hope you enjoy the show.

- Rhonda Hallquist, Director



Rupert Holmes is the first person in theatrical history to singly win Tony Awards as a playwright, a lyricist, and a composer. He has won identical honors from the New York Drama Desk, with a fourth award in their orchestrations category. His works for Broadway includes THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, which won the Tony Award for Best Musical and had a critically acclaimed Broadway revival by the Roundabout Theatre Company in 2012-2013. His script for CURTAINS, with a score by the legendary team of Kander and Ebb, won Holmes an additional Drama Desk Award for Best Book while receiving two further Tony nominations for Book and Lyrics.



 Keith Wick last appeared as Bo in the LTW production APPROPRIATE. Other favorite LTW credits include roles in STAGE KISS, THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES, ANNAPURNA, BUYER AND CELLAR, ONE SLIGHT HITCH, THE COLUMNIST, THE SAVANNAH DISPUTATION, TWO INTO ONE, DEATH AND THE MAIDEN, RECKLESS, THREE VIEWINGS, HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER (Arizona Daily Star MAC Award Winner - Best Actor in a Comedy), WHAT THE BUTLER SAW, A TUNA CHRISTMAS, and DANCING AT LUGHNASA. Other favorite roles include Fluellen in HENRY V, Second Man in AND THEY DANCE REAL SLOW IN JACKSON, and Clive Champion-Cheney in THE CIRCLE. A graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Keith is also a recipient of an AriZoni award for his portrayal of Dromio of Syracuse in the Southwest Shakespeare Company production of A COMEDY OF ERRORS. Love to his wife and daughter for all their love and support.


Jodi Ajanovic and Stephen Frankenfield in ACCOMPLICE at Live Theatre Workshop

 Jodi Ajanovic originally hails from the Midwest where she studied Theatre Performance at Indiana State University. Upon graduation, she was the proud recipient of the Tisch-Capson Dramatic Writing fellowship from New York University and the Glenville Performance fellowship from the Oxford Dramatic Society. After her studies, Jodi performed with the Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Edyvena Repertory Theatre, and the Bunbury Theatre. Jodi is excited to be back at Live Theatre Workshop, where she most recently directed the Tuna series which included A TUNA CHRISTMAS and RED, WHITE AND TUNA. Some of Jodi’s favorite roles here at LTW include Ana in CLEAN HOUSE, Rose in DANCING AT LUGHNASA, Helen in BABY WITH THE BATHWATER, and Miss Skillon in SEE HOW THEY RUN, for which she was nominated for a MAC award by the Arizona Daily Star. Most recently Jodi completed a run at Winding Road Theatre in the role of Emma in STUPID FUCKING BIRD. She has played on the Etcetera Stage in THE BALTIMORE WALTZ and wrote EXISTENCE OF FAIRIES for the All Together Theatre at LTW.


 Stephen Frankenfield is the Assistant Director of Children’s Programming at LTW. He is a graduate of the American Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in New York City. His most notable acting credits include: BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY, THE GAMES AFOOT OR, HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAY, STAGE KISS, THE BEST BROTHERS, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, BELOW THE BELT, I HATE HAMLET, SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR, and most recently, THINGS BEING WHAT THEY ARE. Stephen’s directing credits include: MOON OVER BUFFALO and SOUVENIR. He has been nominated for seven Arizona Daily Star Mac Awards, five times for acting and twice for directing. He writes and directs for LTW’s Family Series theatre and the Education Department. He has five published plays, including: AN OUTLAW’S TALE: A STORY ABOUT THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE DOWN-RIGHT LAZY and THE MISADVENTURES OF ROMEO AND JULIET. His two boys are a constant source of inspiration in his life.


 Emily Gates is a junior at the University of Arizona getting her bachelor's degree in Theatre Arts. Her favorite shows include: SHOW PEOPLE, APPROPRIATE, TIME STANDS STILL, LOVE AND INFORMATION, DEATH BY DESIGN, MISOGYNISTIC SHOES, WOMEN IN JEOPARDY, THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, and ROMEO AND JULIET. She appreciates the love and support of her mother, father and older sister; Richard and Amanda Gremel for being amazing and supporting teachers to her; and the whole Live Theatre Workshop family for giving her incredible opportunities.


Stephen Frankenfield, Jodi Ajanovic, Emily Gates, and Keith Wick in ACCOMPLICE at Live Theatre Workshop

Paul del Gatto (Understudy to male roles) is glad to have his foot in the door at Live Theatre Workshop. A Cleveland-area transplant looking for warmer winters here in laid back little Tucson, this is Paul's first production in Arizona since graduating from Arizona State University (Go Sun Devils!) in the eighties. Paul has spent the last 30 years working summer stock and assorted venues in Ohio and surrounding areas in such roles as "The Butler" in PIPE DOWN, COLONEL MUSTARD! at Great Lakes Mystery Dinner Diner, "Bear" in WINTER'S TALE at Outdoors/Indoors Lakeside Stage, and Mr. Toady in THE WIND IN THE WINDOW at Kids!Play!


Holli Diffin (Understudy to female roles) is a graduate of the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Santa Maria, California. She grew up in Tucson and has been acting in local theater productions since the age of 12. Some of her favorite roles with Live Theatre Workshop include Lucy in SNOOPY!, Carnelle in THE MISS FIRECRACKER CONTEST, Lizzie in THE RAINMAKER, Corie in BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, Shelby in STEEL MAGNOLIAS, Rosalind in MOON OVER BUFFALO, Bella in LOST IN YONKERS, Lorraine the Squirrel in JEREMY FREY KICKED A HOLE IN THE SKY, Maggie in DANCING AT LUGHNASA, Pfeni in THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG, Lil’ Bit in HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, and as the title role in A.R. Gurney’s SYLVIA, for which she earned the AZ Daily Star Mac Award for Best Actress.


 Dave Davidson (Guest Producer) earned an MA in directing at Purdue University and spent 16 years in professional theater in Ohio, Upstate New York, Los Angeles, and Massachusetts before entering the corporate world. He recently moved to Tucson. Dave’s acting credits include Oscar in THE LITTLE FOXES with the Winding Road Theatre, the Marquis deSade in MARAT/SADE and Roy Cohn in ANGELS IN AMERICA at Tennessee Tech University (TTU). Directing credits include DEATH OF A SALESMAN at TTU, MERCHANT OF VENICE at Shakespeare in the Park, Cookeville, Tennessee, DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE and SUICIDE IN B-FLAT at the Cookeville Performing Arts Center. Dave appreciates the warm welcome from everyone he’s met in the Tucson theatre community.


Keith Wick in ACCOMPLICE at Live Theatre Workshop

 Brian McElroy (Sound Designer & Stage Manager) Essentially raised on the LTW stage, Brian migrated backstage following high school, drawn by the intricacies of technical production. He is humbled to be a part of Tucson's vibrant theatre scene, contracting as a light designer, sound designer, and stage manager for various Tucson theatre companies. You are most likely, however, to find him stage managing or designing at the place that nurtured his theatre education -- LTW. Most recent sound design projects at LTW include STAGE KISS, DEATH BY DESIGN, EVERY BRILLIANT THING, THE EFFECT, and APPROPRIATE. Favorite designs include LTW's HOUND OF BASKERVILLE, ANNAPURNA, and Roadrunner's GOD OF CARNAGE.


 Rose Donatti (Assistant Stage Manager) Rose found her love for technical theatre through experiences in LTW’s theatre education program. Though most experienced in the intricacies of scenery, she is excited to explore and learn as she delves into Tucson's dynamic theatre community in new ways. Rose credits this drive for exploration to her many mentors and thanks those who have helped her on her journey. She has worked on a variety of shows including some of her favorites ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, TWELFTH NIGHT and 10 o’CLOCK SHARP.


 Karin Hupp (Props Master/ Scenic Painter) has been the prop master for more than three years; she also is a scenic painter and works in the box office. Some of Karin’s favorite projects included the wedding cake for ONE SLIGHT HITCH, the hound from BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK MYSTERY, and the cookies from FROG AND TOAD. Favorite scenes she has painted include Dorothy Parker's VICIOUS CIRCLE and the bookshelves in THE COLUMNIST. Karin enjoys working for LTW because it helps her grow as an artist.


Emily Gates, Jodi Ajanovic, Keith Wick, and Stephen Frankenfield in ACCOMPLICE at Live Theatre Workshop

 Chloe Loos (Costumer) is so excited to be costuming another show for Live Theatre Workshop! Her costumes have previously been seen in Death by Design, House of Blue Leaves, and Seminar. When not costuming, Chloe is a dramaturg, director, designer, and facilitator who is passionate about new play development and audience inclusiveness. For more information on her upcoming projects, please see chloeloos.com.


 Rhonda Hallquist (Director) ACCOMPLICE, Rhonda's seventh directorial outing for LTW, has been extremely rewarding. No other production delivers blistering comedy in such a...final way. Everyone involved has worked extremely hard to bring this production to fruition, and hope you get a real buzz out of it. Previously for LTW, Rhonda has directed RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN; GOD'S MAN IN TEXAS; THE COLUMNIST; VISITING MR. GREEN (2013 Mac Award winner for Best Comedy, and Best Director, Comedy); HOLIDAY MEMORIES; and THE COCKTAIL HOUR. Most recently on the stage at LTW she appeared as Toni in APPROPRIATE, and Mary in WOMEN IN JEOPARDY. Other roles include Bridgit in DEATH BY DESIGN (2018 Mac Award Nominee, Actress, Comedy), Kate in THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, and Emma in ANNAPURNA (2017 Mac Award Nominee, Actress, Drama).


 Richard Gremel (Lighting Designer) has been lighting up the LTW stage for the past 12 years. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona where he received a B.F.A. in Theatre Education. Richard is the acting and technical theatre teacher at Empire High School. He is the recipient of the 2017-2018 Arizona Thespians Teacher of the Year and the 2018-2019 OnMedia Tucson Arts Hero Award. Aside from tech and teaching, Richard acts, directs, and writes plays for the LTW stage. He currently has eight published plays that have been seen all over the United States, Canada, India, Hong Kong, England and Australia.


 Jason Jamerson (Scenic Designer) Broadway: Assistant Scenic Designer for ANGELS IN AMERICA and THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, and the National Tours of BRIGHT STAR, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and LOVE NEVER DIES. Off Broadway: Scenic Designs for Playwrights Horizons, The Atlantic, The Cherry Lane Theatre, and many others. Jason taught Scenic Design at Columbia Preparatory School in Manhattan for seven years, has worked with the International Schools' Theatre Association, and has collaborated with several other local organizations, including the Scoundrel and Scamp Theatre and TEDx Tucson. He is a third year master’s degree candidate in Scenic Design at the University of Arizona.