A one-act play by Peter Webster
12th June 2015, ODN Drama Festival, Unicorn Theatre, Abingdon.
and 1st July 2015, Barber Rooms, Faringdon.
Director: Amanda Linstead

‘Nighthawks’ was awarded first prize in the Oxfordshire Drama Network One Act Play Competition 2013.

Nighthawks by Edward Hopper‘Nighthawks’ takes Edward Hopper’s well-known painting of the same name as its starting point, setting out to provide the back-story of the characters depicted in the painting and their air of loneliness and isolation. The play is set in 1941, with some of the action set prior to the attack on Pearl Harbour and some in the aftermath. What has happened to the characters to leave them looking as they do? The audience is presented with a possible reason and are left to draw his or her own conclusion. As far as possible the action and dialogue is true to the period, as are the facts on which the dialogue is based.

Cast – John Coffin, Adrian Wells, Debbie and Richard Lock, Sarah Couzens, Andy Pritchard and a newcomer to our ranks – Jeffery Slater. Sound and light – Gary Field.

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