an evening of music, stories and magic...
NIGHT ON A DARK SKY ISLAND
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 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
BAND: JONATHAN GALLEGOS - BASS, PIANO, KELLY O'KEEFE - BODHRAN, BEN JONES - BLUE FIDDLE, KATHY WIMMER - HARP, FLUTE, GUITAR
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 motherroad.org 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: