Apr 28—May 03, 2020
69˚S.(THE SHACKLETON PROJECT)
Phantom Limb Company / New York
“An entrancing production. For sheer power to haunt the imagination…it’s hard to picture anything surpassing 69° S.”
A jaw-dropping multimedia journey straight to the heart of the Antarctic.
Through a jaw-dropping combination of life-sized puppets, mesmerizing choreography, and a haunting soundtrack from Kronos Quartet and Skeleton Key, 69° S. recounts Ernest Shackleton’s miraculous 1914 journey to the edge of the world. The Phantom Limb theatre company returns to Boston with their revelatory saga after wowing audiences in 2012, raising questions about survival, climate justice, and human endurance.
“For sheer power to haunt the imagination,” the Boston Globe reported, “it’s hard to picture anything surpassing 69° S.” Placing a spotlight on the intertwined survival of ourselves and of our planet. 69° S. is an unforgettable journey that will leave you absolutely speechless. During the dreamlike 65-minutes, audiences will travel through time, space, maps, and memory to arrive in a place brand new and yet ripped directly from history. Don’t miss what the show’s original audiences are still thinking and talking about years later.
Emerson Paramount Center
Robert J. Orchard Stage
559 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111