Fairbanks Concert Association

Split Knuckle Theatre – Endurance – 11.21-22.14

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Friday-Saturday, November 21-22 at 8pm
Salisbury Theatre, UAF Campus

Co-produced with the University of Alaska Theatre and Film Department

Split Knuckle is a critically acclaimed company that creates dynamic, physical, visually striking theatre from simple materials.

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, struggling to justify his recent promotion and save his employees jobs, relives Shackleton’s story.

Can one of the greatest leaders in human history inspire him to conquer the corporate world?

Co-produced with the University of Alaska Theatre and Film Department.

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The Split Knuckle Theater Show is co-produced and promoted by Fairbanks Concert Association and University of Alaska Theater and Film Department.

Stories from the Explorers Club



Join us at the Palace Saloon, Pioneer Park for some turn of the century ambiance and informal talks by local experts — all running up to our presentation of Split Knuckle Theatre’s performance of “Endurance”. A play which merges Shackleton’s Antarctic exploration with a story of modern day perseverance.

  • Monday, November 3rd, 6:00 pm
    “Watching ice grow: Wintering in Antarctica and continuing a hundred years of science in McMurdo Sound” with Andy Mahoney
  • Wednesday, November 5th, 6:00 pm
    “Rediscovered: Polar Exploration in the 20th Century” with Mike Castellini
  • Thursday, Nov 6th, 6:00 pm
    “Visions of Endurance: The Films and Photographs of Frank Hurley” with Len Kamerling
  • Monday, Nov 10th, 6:00 pm
    “Resiliency Discovered: Ernest Shackleton’s Unparalleled Leadership” with Mike Castellini
  • Thursday November 13th, 7:00 pm
    “Polar Music in the Days of Whalers and Sailors” with Paul Krejci

Learn more about this series and the speakers…

Discover the Shackleton Cyber Library & Bibliography

One of the many reasons the Split Knuckle Theatre Endurance project is so compelling is the wealth of material available on the source. Ever since we found this project, we’ve been collecting that material. We think you’ll appreciate the performance even more if you immerse yourself in the history behind it. We offer you a wealth of online resources and media about Shackleton’s Expedition, his team, his whiskey, the legacy and the Split Knuckle Theatre’s Endurance project.

Visit our Shackleton Cyber Library

We have also shared a rich bibliography of Shackelton-related print and video resources compiled by Dick Campbell.

If you are interested in adding any of these materials to your personal library, you can support Fairbanks Concert Association by purchasing through the Amazon Smile Program. If you shop through Amazon Smile, and select Fairbanks Concert Association as your charity, Amazon will donate 0.5% of each purchase to support F.C.A.

Links are provided to those sources we could find on Amazon Smile.

Explore our Shackleton Bibliography


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August 20, 2014