SARANAC LAKE - "Terra Nova" is a riveting play about the race to the South Pole from 1910 to 1912.
In the winter of 1911-1912, five Englishmen and five Norwegians raced each other to the bottom of the earth. Only the five Norwegians returned.
This is the story of the Englishmen.
In honor of the expedition's centennial, Pendragon is staging Ted Tally's compelling look at heroism under extraordinarily adverse and deadly conditions.
Mr. Tally (who also wrote The Silence of the Lambs) took the play from journals and letters found on the frozen body of British expedition leader Robert Scott. His team refused the use of sled dogs, so were forced to drag their gear across a frozen wasteland, only to find that the Norwegian team arrived before them.
"'Terra Nova' is a highly theatrical reimagining of a devastating journey," Director Bob Pettee said.
The play also offers us an insightful look at human issues of pride, heroism and morality in the face of overwhelming odds."
The ensemble includes: Matthew Dubrey, Matt Eick, Jordan Hornstein, Chris Leifheit, Megan Macdonald, Chris McGovern and Brandon Patterson.
"Terra Nova" opened last weekend and continues Thursday, Friday and Saturday as well as Nov. 29, 30 and December 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for seniors and students, 17 and under are $10
For further information, or to make a reservation, contact the theatre at 518-891-1854, via e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org, or the theatre's website: www.pendragontheatre.org. You can also buy tickets on line for a small fee.
Pendragon receives funding from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.