From Jackie Hooper, Redfern Arts Center:
Legendary explorer Ernest Shackleton’s gripping tale of survival in the Antarctic will be recreated in a stunning theatrical performance at the Redfern. The Phantom Limb Company will perform 69° South: The Shackleton Project on Wednesday, February 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Redfern’s Main Theatre. Tickets range from $15 to $35 and can be purchased by calling the Box Office, 603-358-2168 or ordering online at www.keene.edu/racbp.
Fresh from a successful run in New York, Phantom Limb Company brings Shackleton’s journey to life in an evocative vision of the Antarctic that incorporates puppetry, dance, scenic effects, projections and music. Featuring a haunting score by the award-winning Kronos Quartet, 69° South conjures up an unforgettable world of ice and darkness, where the only force stronger than the elements is the endurance of the human spirit.
The visual evocation of the South Pole’s forbidding beauty and the expedition’s courageous survivors, will be duplicated in a photography exhibit to be displayed in the Redfern Arts Center lobby February 7 to 29.
Members of the Phantom Limb Company will be available for a 6 p.m. Meet and Greet reception with the audience prior to the February 15 performance and will stay after the show for a question and answer session. Earlier that day, a panel discussion by Phantom Limb Company and KSC faculty members will explore research into the history of Shackleton’s journey to Antarctica and what’s been learned about the Antarctic continent’s environment and geography.
For more on Shackleton and the production, see the full story at the keene.edu news site.