Title
The Royal Society of Antarctica

Theatre
Stage West, Fort Worth, TX

Synopsis
A young woman seeking to understand her mother’s disappearance joins the ranks of a ragtag group of misfits and scientists who serve at McMurdo Station in Antarctica. Amidst janitorial duties, never-ending daylight, and subzero temperatures, this lonely and rugged bunch finds an escape from the world and a home for each other. A striking and luminous story about why we run away and what happens when we finally come face to face with what we’ve been running away from.

Cast
UT Tom – Michael Federico
Ace – Christopher Dontrell Piper
UT Tim – Drew Wall
Tamara – Kelly Stewart
Pam – Dana Schultes
Dee – Grace Montie
Miller – Christopher Lew
Jake – Ruben Carrazana

Final Thoughts
Nathan just became a board member at State West, so we were both excited to check out this play. He had been to Stage West before, however it was my first time. There is a cute little cafe on-site that serves dinner before which we tried. The meatballs and Caprese salad was excellent. Nathan enjoyed the homestyle slow-cooked pot roast, served with gravy, mashed potatoes, fresh green vegetable, and a biscuit with honey butter. I went with the double-creme brie melted and topped with chopped tomatoes, garlic and herbs. That was very tasty but filling.

On to the show. This is a very long show, it started at 8:00 and ended around 11:00 and had one 15 minute intermission and one 10 minute intermission. This was our first time to see something with two intermissions. I have to say though, we both really enjoyed the show. It’s a small cast with a minimal set, but really endearing. All of the actors were great, we especially enjoyed Kelly Stewart as Tamara and Christopher Piper as Ace.  It’s a comedy, it’s a drama, it makes you laugh but can also make you cry. If this ever comes to a stage near you, I’d definitely recommend checking it out.

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