A Night in November
"That day started out like every other day starts out. Check under the car for explosive devices."
"A Night In November" tells the story of one Kenneth Norman McCallister, a Protestant man in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1994. All his life, he has put his head down and gone about his business, doing his best to ignore the stuggle between the Catholics and the Protestants, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. But one day, thanks to a soccer match between the two Irelands, he begins to see the light. He sees the lie that has been his life, and he tries to figure a way out. Fortunately for him, it's almost time for the World Cup. In America.
"Kenneth's journey is more than simply from Belfast to Dublin to New York," said Jim Stark, who stars in the play. "He begins with one mindset and evolves by the end of the story. It's really a story about repentance, redemption, even rebirth. And soccer."
Stark portrays Kenneth, along with twenty other characters, give or take.
"And there's plenty of give and take with these people. We're talking Irish soccer fans, Northern Irish loyalists, Protestants and Catholics...but in the end, the story and the telling of it are all filtered through Kenneth's perspective."
"This story is the kind of play I like best, the kind that makes you think," added Tom Evans, the play's director. "It's really the kind of comedy that won't let you not think, if you get my meaning."
The Tuesday, July 20, performance is also a special benefit for the Ulster Project of Madison. All the proceeds from this performance will go directly to the Project to continue their mission of hosting teens from Belfast in Madison, Indiana, each summer.
To reach the 3rd floor of the Masonic Hall, please use the elevator in the entrance to Something Simple.
The Riverrun Theatre Company is the professional theatre of Madison, Indiana.
Riverrun Theatre at The Masonic Hall
219 E. Main Street
Madison, IN 47250
|Minimum Age: 10|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|