'Antarctica. A blizzard. Eight schoolkids are stranded in a shack, on the bottom of the world, with a sinister force circling outside…
'Our young explorers, in the ghostly footsteps of Ernest Shackleton, question their place in the natural and social order of the world as the limits of their courage are pushed into uncharted waters. Safety (and sanity) seems to be drifting farther and farther away.
'The younger generation is being called on to lead like never before. The power of nature and the nature of power are explored in this adventure story for the Greta Thunberg generation. A hypothermic flurry of comedy and thriller, Shack explores the territory between teen anxiety and teen invincibility. How do our young people learn to step up and lead, when sometimes just existing is hard enough?!
'So zip up your warmest parka and be ready for anything…'
Source: Publisher's blurb.
Scheduled to be presented by the ATYP and commissioned by the ATYP Foundation, 21 October [preview] - 6 November 2021, SBW Stables, Griffin Theatre, Kings Cross.
Director: Fraser Corfield.
Production cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. ATYP noted that, 'Unfortunately it has proved impossible to cast, rehearse and produce the show in the current uncertainty of the Sydney lockdown.'