Now at the Uncertain Hour is an intriguing new theatrical event for live performance, online streaming, and broadcast radio. The show takes the audience on a journey through the landscape of a soldier’s memory as a collector attempts to make sense of what will be left behind. The show asks: in the midst of the relentless currents of time, what can we take hold of that will go on, that will not be lost? The stories blend with the sounds of old time banjo and modular synthesizer to create a unique listening experience.
The show premiered at Edwards Opera House, was simulcast live on NCPR throughout northern New York, Vermont, and southern Ontario, and streamed online at NCPR.org on Friday, May 9, 2014. The premiere performance reached a combined live onsite/offsite audience of 46,053.
Written by Damon Falke
Directed by Charles M Pepiton
Banjo by Camilla Ammirati
Modular Synthesizer by Wes Kline
The Collector: Megan MacDonald
The Soldier: Sean T. O’Brien