Scotland Road (Feb. 22)
Date: February 22, 2014 - House opens at 2:30 pm for seating
Location: Black Box Theatre, Walton Fine Arts Center
Ticket Price: $8.00
In February, University Theatre offers up a Mystery of titanic proportions. Get ready to sail down SCOTLAND ROAD by Jeffrey Hatcher.
SCOTLAND ROAD (pending rights approval)
By: Jeffrey Hatcher
Directed by Bruce B. Brown
February 20, 21 & 22* (February 22 Matinee Show Only – House opens at 2:30 pm Box office open at 2:00 pm)
Walton Black Box Theatre
Box Office Opens at 6:30 pm
House Opens at 7:00 pm
Ticket: General Admission $8.00 (Limited Seating – get your tickets online to ensure a seat!)
Students/Faculty/Staff receive one free ticket at the door (while tickets last) for personal use with their U of O identification card.
Buy tickets online starting on January 15, 2014
(Content Advisory: Family Friendly for ages 6 and over. No babies or toddlers admitted.)
In the last decade of the twentieth century, a beautiful young woman in nineteenth-century clothing is found floating on an iceberg in the middle of the North Atlantic. When rescued, she says only one word: Titanic. The woman, Winifred, is taken to an isolated spot on the coast of Maine where an expert on the sinking of the liner, a mysterious man named John, has arranged to interrogate her for six days. His goal: to crack her story, get her to confess she's a fake, and reveal her true identity; his one clue: her enigmatic references to an unknown place called "Scotland Road." John, assisted by a skeptical doctor named Halbrech, plays a cat-and-mouse game with Winifred, probing and searching for ways to break her down. But Winifred is a formidable opponent, and as John is drawn closer to her, he becomes desperate. As time runs out, Halbrech tracks down the last, living survivor of the disaster, a reclusive old woman named Frances Kittle who has lived in seclusion for seventy-five years. Miss Kittle is brought to meet Winifred to test her, but the tables turn when Winifred recalls an earlier confrontation with Miss Kittle, one that took place on board the fated liner the night is sank, three quarters of a century before. By the play's end, one of the characters is dead, all the character's identities have been questioned, and John and Winifred's shared secret is revealed as they make one final journey to Scotland Road.
"SCOTLAND ROAD—1993 winner of the Lois and Richard Rosenthal's fifth-annual New Play Prize, wraps a suspenseful package of intrigue and psychodrama…The characters and their interactions, which both deepen and unravel the mystery, reveal that few people are what they seem. The result? A study in self-identity, a Gothic psychological thriller, and most of all—pure entertainment." —Recorder.
"Hatcher has not just written a mystery. He actually probes who we really are inside as opposed to what image we present to the world." —Cincinnati Post.
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