Thursday, December 28, 2017

Magellanica World Premiere January/February 2018!

I am absolutely delighted to announce that my epic play "Magellanica" will have its world premiere at Artists Repertory Theater in Portland, Oregon in January/February 2018.

Magellanica is a five-part epic play written by Oregon playwright E.M. Lewis, and directed by Damaso Rodriguez. This world premiere production at Artists Repertory Theater is made possible through major funding from the Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) Creative Heights Initiative and the Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.

In 1986, scientists and engineers from around the world converge at the South Pole Research Station to figure out, among other things, if there really is a hole in the sky. In the darkest, coldest, most dangerous place on Earth, eight imperfect souls are trapped together. Utterly isolated from the outside world for eight and a half months, this research team must face life or death challenges, their own inner demons and depend upon each other for survival.

With epic scope in the tradition of The Kentucky Cycle or Angels in America, this play takes its inspiration from the true story of the discovery of the hole in the ozone layer at the height of the Cold War. Part historical adventure, part love story and mystical foray into the unknown, Lewis has constructed a demanding, five-part epic that tackles issues of political, social and scientific urgency on a global scale. As Lewis says, "It has scientists as heroes. It's about the importance of truth. It's about a world that can either tear apart or come together for its own survival."

Epic. Captivating. Unforgettable. A binge-watching theatre experience!
A 5-part adventure, with three intermissions and a dinner break, click here to check out the menu!
Award-winning Oregonian playwright
Limited Run
Oregon Community Foundation Creative Heights Grant recipient
Edgerton Foundation New Play Award-winner

Vin Shambry as Captain Adam Burrell
John San Nicholas as Freddie de la Rosa
Sarah Hennesy as Dr. Morgan Halsted
Michael Mendelson as Dr. Vadik Chapayev
Alan Nause as Dr. Todor Kozlik
Barbie Wu as Dr. May Zhou
Joshua Weinstein as Dr. William Huffington
Eric Pargac as Dr. Lars Brotten

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