THE CONQUEST OF THE SOUTH POLE

by Manfred Karge
adapted by Ralph Remshardt, Caron Cadle & Calvin McLean
directed by Kimberly Senior
Season 23
April 24—May 28, 2011

A bunch of unemployed miners transform crushing boredom and desperation into a triumph of the human spirit ... namely Roald Amundsen's victorious journey to the South Pole. Equipping themselves with all the gear they can beg and steal, they turn a laundry-filled attic into an Antarctic adventure. But can they keep real life out long enough to reach the pole? Strawdog artistic associate Kimberly Senior, director of our hit productions of Uncle Vanya and Cherry Orchard, Timeline's All My Sons and Redtwist's The Pillowman, brings us this brilliant riff on the way that losing what we do can make us forget who we are.

cast
Jennifer Avery *
Braukmann's Wife
Michael Dailey *
Seiffert
Joel Ewing
Frankieboy
John Ferrick *
Buscher
Tom Hickey *
Braukmann
Jamie Vann *
Slupianek
production
Director
Kimberly Senior
Assistant Director
Michael Osinski
Set Design
Jack Magaw
Ass't Set Design
Mike Mroch
Light Design
Costume Design
Sound Design
Chris Kriz
Dramaturge
Jackson Haywood
Stage Manager
Lindsey Miller
Production Manager
Cortney Hurley
* = Strawdog company member
Photography by Jon Cole Media
Production photo by Chris Ocken
Photo by KBH Media
Photo by Donald Cardiff
Photo by John Flak
Photo by Dave Brennan
Photo by Heath Hays
Production photo by TCMcG Photography