Split Knuckle Theatre Company to Stage ENDURANCE, 6/17-29
Long Wharf Theatre will present Split Knuckle Theatre's production of Endurance to begin its 2014 Summer Season.
The performances will take place June 17-29, 2014 on Long Wharf Theatre's Stage II. Tickets are $55 with student discounts available. The press opening is Wednesday, June 18 at 7 pm.
The piece was devised and performed by Jason Bohon, Andrew Grusetskie, Michael Toomey, and Artistic Director Greg Webster, a New Haven resident. The creative team includes Nick Ryan (collaborating writer), Ken Clark (musical composition), Dan Rousseau (lighting), and Carmen Torres (stage manager.)
The year is 1914. Trapped in Antarctica with no hope of rescue, the great British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton kept 27 men alive for two years in the most inhospitable climate on Earth. Ninety-five years later, in the worst economic meltdown since the Great Depression, Hartford insurance man Walter Spivey, struggling to justify his recent promotion and save his employees' jobs, relives Shackleton's story. Can one of the greatest leaders in human history inspire Walter to save his men? The internationally acclaimed Split Knuckle Theatre Company presents this funny, physical and moving exploration of how the human spirit can conquer any obstacle with wit, humor, and invention.