Created by Split Knuckle Theatre in collaboration with Nick Ryan

Friday, October 16 at 8 p.m., Bowker Auditorium

Office comedy melded with Antarctic adventure! Trapped in Antarctica with no hope of rescue, the great British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton kept 27 men alive for two years in the most inhospitable climate on earth. Ninety-five years later in the worst economic meltdown since the Great Depression, Hartford insurance man Walter Spivey relives Shackleton’s story, struggling to justify his recent promotion and save his employees’ jobs. Can one of the greatest leaders in human history inspire him to conquer the corporate world? 
“...Wowing audiences with humor, innovation, and high-energy performances!” nytheater.com

Audience members are invited to stay for a post-performance talk with the company immediately following the performance.

Shackleton’s Leadership Lessons
Thursday, October 15, 7 p.m., UMass Integrative Learning Center, 4th Floor, Linguistics Hub: Rm. N400, Free

What management psychology do you need to survive being stranded in Antarctica? Hear about the perils and planning in modern scientific expeditions. How and why did Split Knuckle Theatre develop the play?

What does it take to lead and how do we decide who to follow?

A lively presentation and conversation with the cast/creative team of Endurance, psychologist Norma Johnson and Chair of Geosciences at UMass, Julie Brigham-Grette.
Recommended parking is in the Campus Garage (1 Campus Center Way). $1 discounted parking is available (pick up validation ticket at the talk). See map for ILC .

Funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.


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