The Southwest Harbor Drama Club, a new play-reading group hosted by the Southwest Harbor Public Library, will gather at the Library on Wednesday, November 15 at 5 p.m. The group is open to the public, either to take a part in the reading or just to listen and enjoy. Attendees are encouraged to bring a bagged meal to the reading. The group is led by Joe Marshall and will complete their reading of Mary Robert Rinehart’s popular mystery play The Bat. The next play for the group’s reading will be the four-character play, Scotland Road by Jeffrey Hatcher.
Mr. Marshall attended college with the playwright and its plot involves a historical mystery surrounding the sinking of the luxury liner Titanic in 1912. A young beautiful woman is found on an iceberg in the middle of the North Atlantic in the 1990s. When she is rescued, she utters only one word -“Titanic.” The young woman is taken to a remote location on the coast of Maine to be interviewed by an expert on the Titanic disaster. Not having success in learning more about the woman, the expert brings in the last living survivor of the Titanic sinking, who has been living as a recluse for 75 years. The play ends with a twist as the two women yearn to return to “Scotland Road,” the name given to one of the Titanic’s broad promenade decks.
As a local connection to the Titanic, two of the members of the men’s club, The Mount Desert Reading Room in Bar Harbor, went down with the Titanic; Col. John Jacob Astor of New York and Arthur Ryerson of Philadelphia.
For more information, contact Joe Marshall at 207-735-7322 or email@example.com, or the Library at 244-7065.