EDWARDS -- Square Top Theatre will premier "Now at the Uncertain Hour," a new play written by Damon Falke and directed by Charles M Pepiton, at 7 p.m. on May 9 at Edwards Opera House.
The play will also be shown via live webcast on ncpr.org, and broadcast on North Country Public Radio.
The show deals with a soldier's memory as a collector attempts to make sense of what will be left behind.
It features professional actors and musicians from the North Country, including Megan MacDonald as The Collector, Sean O’Brien as the Soldier, Camilla Ammirati on banjo and vocals and Wes Kline on modular synthesizer.
“'Now at the Uncertain Hour' is a mosaic of music and voices from the past and the present. Edwards Opera House is one of those rare spaces where even the seats and the stage seem to have stories to tell. To premiere a new play that’s all about memory, story, and what we hold on to, in a place with such a strong connection to its own living history, is a gift," Ammirati said in a release. She is program director at Traditional Arts in Upstate new York (TAUNY), and has taught American literature and communications at the University of Vurginia and at SLU. She has been active as a musician with the Boston and Virginia old-time music communities.
Pepiton is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Performance at St. Lawrence University, and is Producing Artistic Director of Square Top Theatre., founded in 2007, and has directed productions at SLU.
MacDonald is a SUNY Potsdam graduate. She is now a community arts associate at the St. Lawrence NYSARC community center, teaching theater and creative writing to the disabled.
O'Brien teaches English at SUNY Canton.
Kline is a professor of photography and video at St. Lawrence University.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students. They can be purchased by way of email at [email protected], by phone at (970)316-2737, or at the opera house the day of the show, from Wood Grocery in Edwards, the Brewer Bookstore in Canton or Northern Music and Video in Potsdam.