an evening of music, stories and magic...



The First in our secret room series

November 3-6, 2016

 All characters AND ISLAND MYTHOLOGY imagined and written by

the Mother Road Theatre Company

The Islanders:

The Guide (Siobhan Williams) written by Pip Lustgarten

Maja written by Kristín Hansen

Doyle McCreary written by Ben Jones

Tadhg Sh’Eamais Willie written by Alan Hudson

Maggie McBride written by Jen Stephenson

Derdriu Grainne Mulcahy written by Kathy Wimmer

Seamus Flannigan written by Brennan Foster

James Joyce (Sunny Jim) written by Christopher Atwood*

Michael McBride written by Kelly O’Keefe

Molly Donovan written by Kelsey Ann O’Keefe

Lilah Belle written by Amy Bourque

Finch written by Jonathan Gallegos


Other Characters on the Island:

The Keepers of The Book:  Heather McCarthy, Bridget Dunne

Ferrymen: Mark Frederick, Mark Hisler, JB Tuttle

(*Appearing Courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association)

Musical Direction by Jonathan Gallegos

Set Design and Construction by Vic Browder

Scenic Painting by Albert Rosales

Concept and Direction by Julia Thudium


Selected quotes from various works by James Joyce, Rainy Night in Soho by The Pogues

Have a question about one of the traditional Irish songs? Ask the band!


Note from the Artistic Director:

Thanks for joining us in our grand experiment. Only at MotherRoad could I look at the Company and Board and say "I have this crazy idea. I'd like us to include our audience in something magical and secret and by the way, we have to write it and create it AND we've only got a little over a month,” and not have them throw me out of the room.

Like all developed shows, we consider this a work in progress - V.1 if you will. The actors created all of the stories you heard tonight and I couldn't be more proud.

Here's the real secret. We didn't lie to you tonight. You are magic. You are special.

You are the chosen. It wasn't make-believe.

What Lies Ahead... Look for information about All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 at next week. Tickets will be going on sale then.

And here's another secret: there will also be a Secret Room attached to that show. I can't wait to share it with you.

Catering: Blue Plate Special/Sadie’s of New Mexico 

As always we would like to send a big Thank You to our Sponsors:

Wayne Scheiner & Company, Cyn Cisneros, Robert Bosser, SunVista Enterprises, Debbie Harms and The Harms Family Foundation, Two Fools Tavern,  Urban Enhancement Trust Fund, Scott Family Foundation