Guest Director: Meg Taintor (Whistler in the Dark)
Governor General's Award for Drama
NYC Fringe Overall Excellence for Playwriting
Summerwork's Outstanding Production & Audience Choice
"the hour the audience has spent concentrating on the lives of these three characters is well spent; the effect is both
lyrical and enigmatic
– and on a certain level, more natural than a “naturalistic” play"- ArtsFuse
Check out Greenland in
"In Apollinaire’s ‘Greenland,’ Family Ties
Receding ice levels off the coast of Greenland have revealed that an area thought to be part of the mainland is actually a separate island. This discovery mirrors a growing rift between the island’s discoverer and his increasingly distant family, set adrift after a catastrophic loss.
Featuring: Charlotte Kinder, Dale J. Young, Christine Power/Gillian Mackay-Smith
Running Time: 60 minutes
Performances will be followed by a Reception
with the actors in the Gallery.
"Meg Taintor Brings Her Signature Style Back with Greenland"
-EdgeMedia (Click here to read the full article)
Talk Back with Us!
The Human Side of Science
a post-show conversation with Carl Gladish
Friday Feb 27 & Sunday March 8th
Friday, March 13th • Playwright Nicolas Billon and Dr. Carl Gladish •
Nicolas Billon's play takes the real-life discovery of the Warming Island off the coast of Greenland and uses it as a metaphor for the discovery of rifts and fault lines in a family.
Join us following select performances of GREENLAND for a conversation about the "human side" of science with Carl Gladish of MIT's Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS).
Gladish's research is interdisciplinary and is concerned with the question of global mean sea-level changes arising from the melting of Earth's ice sheets on Greenland and Antarctica. His contribution to the field includes a combination of oceanic, meteorological and glaciological observations, physical theory-building, and computer model development.
Billon's work has been produced in Toronto, Stratford, New York, and Paris. His triptych Fault Lines, which includes Greenland, garnered the 2013 Governor-General's Award for Drama. He recently adapted his first play, The Elephant Song, into a feature film starring Bruce Greenwood, Xavier Dolan, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Catherine Keener. His play Greenland opened at the 2009 SummerWorks Theatre Festival. It was a critical and audience success, and won both the Audience Choice Award and the SummerWorks Outstanding Production Award.
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Obie Award for Best New American Play in 2013
Finalist for the Pulitzer and the Susan Smith Blackburn Prizes
“a powerful, funny play about the fraying of American culture under the stress of economic uncertainty” –nytimes
"a fine and spectacularly timely new play”-Chicago Tribune
In a “first ring” suburb outside a midsize American city, Ben and Mary fire up the grill to welcome the new neighbors who’ve moved into the long-empty house next door. The fledgling friendship soon veers out of control, shattering the fragile hold that newly unemployed Ben and burgeoning alcoholic Mary have on their way of life. The quintessential American backyard party turns quickly turns into something more dangerous – and filled with potential.
Featuring: John Dylan Green, Courtland Jones (The Caucasian Chalk Circle), Becca A. Lewis (Peggy Pickit Sees the Face of God, Memory House, Proof, Anger Box), Stephen Libby (Rhinoceros, The Firebugs, Cooking with Elvis, Anger Box), Rick Winterson (Men of Tortuga, The Visit)
Directed by Danielle Fauteux Jacques
Running Time: 100 minutes
$25, $20 advance purchase, $15 students
Chelsea Theatre Works, 189 Winnisimmet St., Chelsea.
Click for Directions or call 617-887-2336
Greenland: Feb. 20-Mar. 15
Fri. & Sat. at 8
Sun. March 8 & 15 at 3:00
Detroit: April 10- May 9
Fri. & Sat. at 8
Sun. April 26 & May 3 at 3:00