Scotland Road performances this week at JFK

The Center for Fine Arts will present Jeffrey Hatcher’s play, Scotland Road, in JFK Auditorium, March 21-23.

Performances are scheduled for March 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m. and March 23 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.

“In the 1990s, a woman in turn-of-the-century clothing is found floating on an iceberg,” said F.J. Hartland, Assistant Professor of Theatre. “The only word she speaks is ‘Titanic.’”

“This discovery connects the other two central characters, John and Halbrech,” said freshman chemistry major Madison Palmer, one of the performers in the play.

“They both use it in an attempt to fulfill an individual dream, but in the end, everything is questioned.”

Sophomore English major Jack Weidner will play John, the lead male role. He is determined to reveal the woman is a hoax.

Making her Saint Francis debut in Scotland Road is Palmer. She plays a psychologist named Halbrech who John hires in an effort to crack the case.

The cast has been working on Scotland Road since January. The group includes veterans of previous shows, as well as first-time performers.

“I am excited about the show for a few reasons. First, it is a mystery, and this is the first time we have done a mystery since I came to Saint Francis in 2014,” said Hartland.

“Second, it’s more experimental and edgy than anything we’ve done in the last five years.”

Tickets are available for pre-sale in the box office prior to the shows. General admission is $5. Saint Francis faculty, staff and students receive free admission.

“I am excited about seeing it all come together,” said Palmer.

“Everyone has been putting so much work into the show and there is a lot of talent.”