Current Production


by Manfred Karge
translated by Calvin Maclean, Caron Cadle & Ralf Remshardt

directed by Al D'Andrea

Friday January 26, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Saturday January 27, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Sunday January 28, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Thursday February 1, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Friday February 2, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Saturday February 3, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Sunday February 4, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Portland Ballet Studio Theater
517 Forest Avenue, Portland, Maine

A New England premiere production

Unemployed Rumford Maine mill workers recreate Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen's  grueling, ground-breaking trek to the South Pole as a journey of the imagination in order to empower themselves amidst the gut-wrenching hardships of their situation, with startling and life-changing results




Cullen Burke


Ian Carlsen


Hal Cohen


Natasha Salvo


Maergen Soliman


Caleb Streadwick


Ashanti Williams


Eric Darrow Worthley

Stories and Reviews


"Young men without work and without purpose, facing a future filled only with the pinball machine and beer, are the subject of this vivid, achingly alive play...It is impossible not to be moved by these dreamers’ determination and their moment of triumph."  |  The Guardian

"A spirited, often funny journey of desperation with loads of heart...filled with humor, wit and a child-like playfulness that engages us as the fantasy unfolds.  Don’t we all, at times, want to escape our dreary lives by escaping into a fantasy adventure?"   |  Chicago Critic

"Get your crampons on—join the expedition."  |  British Theatre Guide