The Royal Society of Antarctica, by Mat Smart

Stage West: August 24, 2017 - September 24, 2017
The Royal Society of Antarctica, by Mat Smart Photo by Evan Michael Woods

What do you find at the bottom of the world? 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, this lonely and rugged bunch finds an escape from the world and a home for each other. 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. Contains some strong language.