Winner of the CAA Drama Award
Finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Drama
Stranded at the end of the world, at the end of the Heroic Age, three officers and three sailors–the scientific party of Captain Scott’s ill-fated expedition to the South Pole–burrow into a snow drift and for seven months sit out the coldest, most savage winter on record. Based upon the true story of one of the greatest feats of human endurance of this century.
News & Reviews
“Young’s hypnotic new play is one of the most ambitious, original and perplexing dramas ever written by a Canadian.” —Maclean’s
“A fine piece of theatre that throbs with intelligence and heart.” —NOW Magazine
“Ranks as a major achievement … sears itself into the imagination.” —Toronto Sun
About the Author
David Young is the author of the plays No Great Mischief (an adaptation of the novel by Alistair MacLeod,) Inexpressible Island (which was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama,) Glenn, and Clout, and the co-writer (with Paul Ledoux) of Love is Strange and Fire. Young’s plays have been widely produced in Canada, the United States, and Europe. David has also published two novels and written extensively for film and television.