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A green-powered black comedy about a scientist, a Greenpeace activist, a Navy SEAL and one huge ozone hole.
In 1985, the world wakes to the discovery of the ozone hole over Antarctica.
It’s Wild West days at McMurdo Station and Scott Base, a time of big hair, big make-up, and ice-cold wine coolers. It’s little more than a decade since the US Navy lifted their ban on women travelling to the Ice. Meanwhile Greenpeace, rallying to create the first ‘World Park’ in Antarctica, is protesting the commercial exploitation of oil and mineral deposits under the ice by prospecting governments and companies…
Stella, a NZ scientist, Ioane, a US Navy SEAL from American Samoa, and Bonny, a Greenpeace activist, meet during one Antarctic summer. What unfolds is as dark, funny, and monumental as the discovery of the ozone hole itself. The second play in Lynda Chanwai-Earle’s acclaimed Antarctic Theatre Trilogy, HOLE builds on the innovative use of green-powered energy as used in the award-winning HEAT.
“HOLE explores the relationship between art and science…[describing] Antarctica as the heartbeat of the world, pulsing as the ice expands with the seasons. Poetry has a way to pull at the heart strings that raw science doesn’t…leaving us in awe of the raw beauty of our planet.” — Art Murmurs
BY Lynda Chanwai-Earle
DIRECTORS Kerryn Palmer and Sally Richards
COMPANY Ice Floe Productions Tapui Ltd
20 Nov – 18 Dec
Preview 19 Nov
Tues – Sat 7.30pm, Sun 4.30pm
$25 – $52
Early Bird tickets available
$42 ‘Concession’ price (i.e. Community Services Card, Gold Card or student ID required)
PHOTO: PHILIP MERRY/ART POPPY SERANO