The Watch That Ends The Night
As the anniversary of the most mysterious and tragic maritime catastrophe of the twentieth century approaches, The Watch that Ends the Night: Voices of the Titanic paints a vibrant picture of the many souls included on the maiden voyage of the legendary R.M.S. Titanic and her journey into human history. Adapted from the novel by Allan Wolf and juxtaposed amongst eyewitness accounts, this breathtaking tour de force marks the end of the Age of Innocence and man’s arrogance at the possibility of creating heaven on earth. Told through varied viewpoints spanning class and station, the production uses the personal narratives, telegraphs, and undertaker reports interspersed with interviews, trial transcripts, and other survivor accounts to blur the line between spectator and participant as theatre patrons play an active role boarding the ship by class and sailing across the Atlantic. Although the outcome is obvious, this theatrical reenactment leaves the audience hopeful for an alternate conclusion to the infamous and inevitable disaster. Directed by Ventura College faculty, Nathan Cole.
Free parking is available for Friday through Sunday events in the West Parking lot, adjacent to the Performing Arts Center.
Parking on campus for Thursday events requires a parking pass ($2) available in the parking lot at designated parking pass dispensers.
This production is not appropriate for children under ten due to the graphic nature of the story. In addition, it contains smoke effects.
April 6, 7, 8, 14 ,15 at 7:30pm
April 13 at 2:30 pm
At the Performing Arts Center Helen Yunker Auditorium