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The cast of The Conquest of the South Pole.

The Conquest of the South Pole

Photo credit: Chris Ocken

BY MANFRED KARGE

ADAPTED BY RALPH REMSHARDT, CARON CADLE & CALVIN MCLEAN

DIRECTED BY KIMBERLY SENIOR

Season 23

Apr 24, 2011–May 28, 2011

3829 N. Broadway

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

as Braukmann's Wife

Michael Dailey.

Michael Dailey*

as Seiffert

Joel Ewing

as Frankieboy

John Ferrick.

John Ferrick

as Buscher

Tom Hickey

as Braukmann

Anderson Lawfer*

as Rudi

Justine C. Turner.

Justine C. Turner*

as Rosi

Jamie Vann.

Jamie Vann*

as Slupianek

Creative Team

Kimberly Senior
Director

Michael Osinski
Assistant Director

Jack Magaw
Set Design

Mike Mroch
Ass't Set Design

Jordan Kardasz*
Light Design

Joanna Melville*
Costume Design

Chris Kriz
Sound Design

Jackson Haywood
Dramaturge

Lindsey Miller
Stage Manager

Cortney Hurley
Production Manager

* Strawdog Theatre ensemble member