The Mainstage Series
Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme
Directed by Matt Torney
The Charity Randall Theatre inside the Stephen Foster Memorial, 4301 Forbes Avenue, Oakland
The Great War has begun. Eight men of Ulster must move beyond the troubles between Protestants and Catholics as they prepare for the Battle of the Somme. Frank McGuinness’ lyrical play captures the fierce friendship and loyalty among this band of brothers facing the wickedness and wastefulness of war.
"McGuinness is capable of creating powerful set-ups and filling out his plot with thrilling dialogue. PICT director Matt Torney will never be accused of underplaying any emotional beat: In his hands, this play is its own sort of siege. There isn't a second you're not giving the production the attention demanded."
"Director Matt Tomey's seamless pacing kept the story marching forward to its inevitable conclusion. Johnmichael Bohach's set design, Joan Markert's costumes and Cindy Limauro's lighting created a theatrical setting and a sense of place and time."