Productions

Shackleton on Ice

By October 31, 2019 March 12th, 2020 No Comments

March 20 – April 12, 2020

Castillo Theatre

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A note from Castillo Theatre:

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation evolves, the All Stars Project and Castillo Theatre have been closely monitoring developments locally and globally. As we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our employees, volunteers, artists and audiences, we have decided that we will not be opening Shackleton on Ice, and will be cancelling the remaining performances of New Federal Theatre’s Two Can Play beginning March 12th.

While there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the All Stars Project, our decision to cancel our spring shows is being done out of an abundance of caution.

Thank you for your cooperation as we pull through this time together.

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Emma Caird is in rehearsal for her new play about the Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton. A political playwright and director of some renown, Emma firmly believes that the story of the crushing of Shackleton’s ship in the ice pack in 1915, and his heroism in saving the entire crew, can help the world navigate out of its current crisis.

But as rehearsals get underway, Emma is running into problems. Her longtime producer, Jerry, doubts the play has any commercial potential and stubbornly resists Emma’s desire to stage a play with a message.  Two of her leading actors, who are Emma’s live-in lovers, are in turmoil about their three-way relationship. And Ernest Shackleton himself — the hero of her drama — doesn’t like his role. He wants Emma’s production to set him free from the burden of heroism that he has carried for a hundred years.

The Castillo Theatre presents the world premiere of Jacqueline Salit’s Shackleton on Ice, directed by Gabrielle L. Kurlander. By turns philosophical and comical, the play is an exploration of exploration, and of one woman’s vision of theatre as an instrument for change.

Shackleton on Ice Cast

Mia Y. Anderson

Madelyn Chapman

Philip M. Cook

Ylfa Edelstein

Jared Glenn

Jackie Holliday

Michael Metta

Madelyn Murphy

Daniel Pippert

Ken Straus

 

Shackleton on Ice Creatives

Playwright Jacqueline S. Salit

Director Gabrielle L. Kurlander

Stage Manager Kim Fitzpatrick

Set Design Joe Spirito

Lighting Design Alyssa Glenn

Costume Design Barbara Erin Delo

Sound Design Adrian Bridges

Producer John Rankin

Asst. Producer Justine Robinson

Video Design Bill Toles