The Royal Society of Antarctica
By Mat Smart
Directed by Sean Walbeck
January 27 – February 12, 2023
A young woman seeking to understand her mother’s disappearance joins the ranks of a ragtag group of misfits and scientists who serve at McMurdo Station in Antarctica. Amidst janitorial duties, never-ending daylight and subzero temperatures, the lonely and rugged bunch finds an escape from the world and a home for one another. A striking and luminous story about why we run away and what happens when we finally come face-to-face with what we’ve been running away from. Winner, 2015 Equity Jeff Award for Best New Work in Chicago.