Inexpressible Island – Online
An Online Reading from the National Arts Centre with an assist from Tarragon Theatre.
Written by David Young
Directed by Richard Rose
Sound design by Verne Good
Stage Directions by Briony Glassco
In 1912 three Royal Navy officers and three ordinary seamen were stranded in Antarctica with no winter clothing or food. They dug a snow cave. They killed penguins and seals and stacked them up like cord wood.
And they survived, against impossible odds, for five months in the pitch black, howling hurricane that is an Antarctic winter.
This play, based on these actual events, is an imagining of what actually happened inside that ice cave.
It is a survival saga that will help us survive our current predicament.
May 11, 7pm – Act 1
May 12, 7pm – Act 2
May 13, 7pm – Act 3
Photo by V. Tony Hauser