The Sunset Limited by Cormac McCarthy
September 8, 9, 15 & 16
On a subway platform in New York City, an ex-con from the South saves the life of an intellectual atheist who wasn't looking for salvation. Now, the reformed murderer-turned-savior ventures to offer salvation of another kind, bringing the failed suicide victim back to his Harlem apartment for an articulate and moving debate about truth, fiction and belief. The two men are named Black and White, as indeed they are. White is disillusioned and disenchanted by the modern world. Black had an epiphany after a nasty knife fight in the penitentiary and discovered a faith that he now wants to share with others, or at least with White. Black begins in control, but it quickly becomes clear that the nonbeliever is much more secure in his convictions than the believer. And when White goes on the attack, his nihilism steamrolls his opponent. Is Black a guardian angel or just a sinner looking for redemption? Was White really saved, or is he stuck in a kind of purgatory?
The Sunset Limited will be directed by O. G. Ueberroth. Ms. Ueberroth has been a long time collaborator appearing on the Ixion stage; participating in The Wheel writers group; and also providing one of the inaugural short plays for Ixion's launch, The Four Disgracers
September 8, 2018 - September 16, 2018
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Location: 1105 South Washington Ave, AA Creative Corridor, MI
Time: 8:00 PM Saturday, 2:00 PM Sunday