Long Wharf Theatre to Present Split Knuckle's ENDURANCE, Begin. 6/17

Long Wharf Theatre to Present  Split Knuckle's ENDURANCE, Begin. 6/17

Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, CT will present Split Knuckle Theatre's ENDURANCE beginning June 17. Endurance is devised and performed by Jason Bohon, Andrew Grusetskie, Michael Toomey, and Greg Webster. 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.

ENDURANCE continues to travel the world and tour to great acclaim. When performed at Shakespeare and Company in the Berkshires in 2012, Berkshire on Stage wrote that "people should not hesitate to go and be entertained. And enlightened. And amazed." Curtain Up noted that a "phenomenal quartet ... have created this poignantly and hilarious, sometimes bordering on zany, examination of what it means to overcome life's obstacles no matter the time period."

Often compared to the likes of Elevator Repair Service, Pig Iron Theatre Company, and The Civilians, Split Knuckle Theatre formed in 2005 in London England. Their inaugural production was an adaptation of John Steinbeck's The Pearl, which received a 5 Star review from the Scotsman at Edinburgh festival. Since that time, they have created and produced four additional shows that have been performed in 19 different counties and across the United States. For more information about Split Knuckle Theatre, visit www.splitknuckletheatre.org

ENDURANCE runs June 17 - 29 on the following schedule: Tuesdays at 7pm, Wednesdays at 2pm & 7pm, Thursdays & Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 3pm & 8pm and Sundays at 2pm. Long Wharf Theatre is located at 222 Sargent Drive in New Haven, directly off Exit 46 of I-95, near the junction of I-95, I-91 and Route 34. It is minutes away by cab from Union Station in New Haven. Metro-North and Amtrak trains run frequently from both Grand Central Terminal (800-223-6052) and Penn Station (800-USA-RAIL) in New York. To purchase tickets, visit www.longwharf.org or call 203-787-4282.

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