NECC Play Explores London During the Blitz
England during World War II is the setting of the Top Notch Players’ fall production “Front” which will be performed November 7 & 8, and 14 & 15 at 7:30 p.m. November 13 at 4 p.m. and November 16 at 3 p.m. in the Chester Hawrylciw Theater on the third floor of the Spurk Building on the Haverhill campus.
Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased at the door or through www.mvarts.info
Written by Robert Caisley, it received the 1996 Kennedy Center/Fourth Freedom Forum Playwriting Award
The story moves between various locations, in and around London and revolves around a number of struggling individuals and families as they come to terms with war and the horrors and tragedies it provides. This includes Judith, a proud matriarch, who works in a factory that makes bomb detonators, her missing husband, Frank, and their two children, Angie and Tom, who are forced to grow up much too quickly. A number of other war-torn individuals are also profiled, each butting heads with the raging war.
This production will be directed by NECC theater professor Jim Murphy.
The cast includes:
Amanda Kehoe –stage manager
Hannah Heckman McKenna