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- General Admission All ages • A ticket is required per person arriving on the watercraft
Exclusive Performances of Scotland Road, by Jeffrey Hatcher
Scotland Road by Jefferey Hatcher, an award-winning play, steams onto Bannerman Island for four exclusive performances on July 21st , 22nd , 23rd and 24th, 2022.
SCOTLAND ROAD By Jeffery Hatcher Directed by Neil Caplan
Presented by the Bannerman Castle Trust, Inc. Performed on Bannerman’s Island, Thursday, July 21st – Sunday, July 24th, 2022
In the last decade of the twentieth century, a beautiful young woman in nineteenth-century clothing is found floating on an ice- berg in the middle of the North Atlantic. When rescued, she says only one word: Titanic. The woman, Winifred, is taken to an iso- lated 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 identity; his one clue: her enigmatic references to an unknown place called “Scotland Road.”
In a stark, white room furnished only with a ship’s deck chair, 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 ear- lier confrontation with Miss Kittle, one that took place on board the fated liner the night is sank, three quarters of a century be- fore. 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
“A subtle play of ideas masquerading wonderfully as an edge of your seat mystery. Hatcher’s insights are perceptive, satisfying, and a bit unsettling… a rollercoaster ride… an intellectual tour-de-force… a superbly crafted mystery drama, a real page turner that keeps you emotionally engaged right up to the last surprising, yet oddly inevitable image.”
– Minneapolis Star-Tribune
“Totally engaging … Coupling tabloid sensibility with sophisticated narrative this clever affair has genuine commercial potential.”
“Scotland Road’ is presented by special LLC, servicing the Dramatist Play Service collection (www.dramatist.com).
- There are two boats departing Beacon for Jeffrey Hatcher’s play Scotland Road. There is one performance at 8 pm.
- Please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled time. If you booked for 6:30pm, arrive at 6:00pm. If you booked for 7:30pm, arrive at 7:00pm.
- This is an afternoon event.
All attendees for this event must be fully vaccinated and show their legal vaccination card before they can get on the Estuary Steward Tour Boat. If you are not vaccinated, you will have to show proof of a negative test within three days. Children who have not been vaccinated will have to show proof of a negative test. Everyone will be required to wear a mask during the performance, but not while they are eating. If you forget your proof of vaccination or negative test, you will not be admitted to the show and you will not be able to reschedule the event or receive a refund. We have a concession stand and gift shop where guest can purchase sandwiches and Bannerman related gifts, snacks, and drinks during the performance. No outside food or drinks allowed on the island for Theatrical performances and movies. Alcohol and smoking (of any kind) is not permitted on Bannerman Island.