The local amateur acting troupe is hosting a special event in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the “unsinkable” Titanic.
Montana Actors’ Theatre will produce two showings of Jeffrey Hatcher’s “Scotland Road” Sunday, with an early showing at 4 p. m. and a later showing at 7 p. m. in the Little Theatre on the west end of Cowan Hall at Montana State University-Northern.
Hors d’oeuvres will be served at 5:30 at the semi-formal event, and refreshments — including martinis — will be available at the backstage lounge.
The play, directed by MAT veteran Audrey Barger, tells the story of a young woman, wearing clothing from early in the 20th century, found at the end of the 20th century on an iceberg in the middle of the north Atlantic Ocean.
When she is found, she only says one word, “Titanic. ”
The play shows an expert on the ocean liner and its ill-fated voyage, where it sank in the Atlantic April 15, 1912, after running into an iceberg, who tries to prove that the woman is a fraud.
The plot takes a twist when a survivor of the sinking of the Titanic is found and brought in to confront the young woman.
Tickets for the gala event Sunday are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Advance tickets are available at Creative Leisure or Angie’s Wildflowers or online at http://mtactors.com/havre/havretickets.html.
MAT’s regular productions of the show will start at 8 p. m. April 19-21 and April 26-28, with the doors and the backstage lounge opening at 7:30 p. m.
Tickets for the regular shows cost $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and Northern students with a valid student identification card gain free admission.