UALR’s third theatre production of the 2014-15 season opens tonight and runs through February 15. Jeffrey Hatcher’s Scotland Road plays at 8pm tonight through Saturday and 2:30pm on Sunday in the University Theatre on the UALR campus.
Mystery, history, and human obsession plot the course of Scotland Road. Reality is called into question when a simply dressed young woman is rescued from a small iceberg in the North Atlantic. All evidence, including her one word to the rescuers, “Titanic,” points to her being a survivor of the world’s worst sea disaster 80 years before.
The play navigates its way through several unexpected twists and turns as the woman is questioned by John Jacob Astor V, great-grandson of one of the Titanic’s most celebrated victims and a man preoccupied with every aspect of the event. Each meeting both unravels and deepens the mystery, and forces Astor to embark on his own voyage of soul searching.
Highly stylized and rich with imagery, the play examines the depths of who we are and brings to the surface the realization that few things, and fewer people, are what they seem.
The show’s director is Dr. Jay E. Raphael, professor and chair of UALR Department of Theatre and Dance. The cast features Keaton Duersch, Ashley Mahan, Heidee Alsdorf and Stacy Pendergraft. The creative team includes William Marshall (scenery and lighting), Yslan Hicks (costumes), Jim Spencer (sound) and Karen Harris (props).
Ticket prices are $10 for the general public and $5 for UALR students, faculty, staff, and seniors. For more information, tickets, and reservations call 501.569.3456.