Night Walking

4 w, 5 m / 2 Acts / 90 minutes
What happens when twenty-five years after an event people come together to recall it? What happens when what they recall suddenly comes alive for them ? What happens when that event is the shooting of students on a midwest college campus during the protests of the Viet Nam war?
NIGHTWALKING is an exploration of the memories surrounding one day in May of 1970 when four students were shot to death on a college campus. It is a dramatic chorus of testimonies and the trip back in time for one of the witnesses to his own family. Often non-linear, dream-like with a chorale quality, NIGHTWALKING brings us the reality of those days as the civil war gripped the country, and the truth that can still never be fully understood of the tragedy that stopped a campus ­ and a nation.
NIGHTWALKING is the journey people must take to relive, remember and release from those times.
Cast
Margot
Catherine Woodson
Frank Woodson
Shannon
Richard
Kent
Michael Woodson
Anonymous (woman)
Guardsman

Time/Setting
The Fourth of May 1970/ Woodson kitchen May 1995/ a midwestern campus.
Except for the Woodson kitchen scenes which are done with minimal props, all other action takes place in limbo.

Action
The action takes place as seamlessly as possible.

History
1995 Terrapin Theatre, Chicago
1995 Kent State University (OH)

...potent material...
Lawrence Bommer, Chicago Tribune

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For more information concerning the May 4th shootings at Kent State visit their website.
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