Knox College Theatre: At Night's End

World premiere performance of play by Motti Lerner

October 30, 2012

Theatre faculty Neil Blackadder with cast of At Night's End
Theatre faculty Neil Blackadder directs a rehearsal of At Night's End

Knox College Theatre presents the world premiere performance of "At Night's End," by Motti Lerner, at 7:30 p.m. nightly, Oct. 31 - Nov. 3, in Harbach Theatre, Ford Center for the Fine Arts, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois. Lerner, an award-winning playwright and screenwriter and the Glossberg Visiting Israeli Scholar at Knox College this fall, will join the cast and crew for a discussion with audience members following each performance.

Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for senior citizens and Knox College alumni; and free to all Knox students, faculty and staff. Tickets are available at the door one hour before each performance, or by making advance reservations at 309-341-7472.

"The play is set very specifically in contemporary Israel, on a particular day, partway through a war, and yet the play is not about that conflict, it's about the effect of war on individuals and families," said the director, Neil Blackadder, professor of theatre.

"The play has received dramatic readings, but the Knox College production is the world premiere performance," Blackadder said.

"At Night's End"
Oct. 31-Nov. 3 at Knox College
by Motti Lerner
directed by Neil Blackadder

CAST: Role ~ Name (Major, if declared, and Class Year)
Avner ~ Jacob Schneider (Theatre 2014)
Dalia ~ Rose Dolezal (Art History 2013)
Doron ~ Morgan Jellison (2016)
Gadi ~ Steve Selwa (Creative Writing and Theatre 2013)
Einat ~ Mya Kahler (Theatre 2014)
Roee ~ Micah Snow-Cobb (2016)
Shelly ~ Emma Frey (2016)

Playwright ~ Motti Lerner, Glossberg Visiting Israeli Scholar

Director ~ Neil Blackadder, professor of theatre
Assistant Director ~ Emily Antoff (2015)
Fight Captain ~ Morgan Jellison (2016)

Stage Manager ~ Emily Ioppolo (Theatre 2015)
Assistant Stage Managers ~ Niki Acton (2016), Andrew Purvis (2015)

Scenic Designer and Properties Master ~ Ian Zywica, visiting assistant professor of theatre
Properties Artisan ~ Yesenia Reyes (2016)
Costume Designers ~ Margo Shively, lecturer in theatre; Paul Lurenz III (Modern Languages 2012)
Lighting Designer ~ Michael Smith (Theatre 2008)
Sound Designer ~ Jackie Hewelt (Theatre 2014)
Dramaturgs ~ Bridget Golembiewski (2015), GraceAnne Roach (History and Secondary Education 2014)

Technical Director ~ Sam Newport (Theatre 2010)
Master Electrician ~ Ivy Reid (Creative Writing and Theatre 2012)
Sound Board Operator ~ Alex Lindgren (Music 2012)
Scenic Painter ~ Hang Le (2016)

Scene Shop Assistants:
Marina Capizzi (Theatre 2013)
Nicholas Chapin (Biology 2015)
Avecena Hollingsworth (Psychology 2014)
Nathan Johlas (Mathematics and Theatre 2014)
Paul Kenny (Theatre 2014)
Rhiannon Neuville (Studio Art 2013)
Katrina Rudolph (Creative Writing and Theatre 2014)
Jacob Schneider (Theatre 2014)
Jordyn Stewart (Theatre 2014)

Scene Shop Volunteers:
Michael Smid; Students in Introduction to Theatre Design and Technology; Students in Foundations of Drama and Theatre

Costume Shop Assistants:
Hannah Compton (Theatre 2014)
Franzi Mayer (Theatre 2013)
Miranda Loeber (Theatre 2014)
Lena Brandis (Modern Languages and Secondary Education 2013)
Alyssa Kennamer (Studio Art 2014)
Jody Banga (Education 2013)
Molly Olson (Studio Art 2014)

Costume Shop Volunteers:
Jackie Davis, Maricar Macario, Sophie Utpadel, Jo Niederhoff, Elizabeth Kenison, Jackie Hewlt, Andrew Purvis, Bridget Golembiewski, Sam Auch, Alyssa Gill

Electricians:
Oakton Reynolds, Jesse Mitchell, Andrew Purvis, Michelle Steffens, Michael Smid, Nathan Johlas