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Magellanica Audio Drama
September 27 - June 30, 2021Purchase Tickets
By E.M. Lewis
Directed by Dámaso Rodríguez
Composition and Sound Design by Rodolfo Ortega
The audio drama is on sale now with pricing options available. A sample of the audio drama is posted further down in the video section.
Magellanica the Audio Drama is dedicated, in memory, to Dave Petersen, Artists Rep’s sound board op.
A five-part audio drama, adapted from Mellon Playwright-in-Residence and Steinberg Award winning playwright, E.M. Lewis’ epic play Magellanica that Artists Rep premiered in 2018. Immerse yourself in this epic adventure from the comfort of your own home.
In 1986, scientists and engineers from around the world converge at the South Pole Research Station to figure out, among other things, if there really is a hole in the sky. In the darkest, coldest, most dangerous place on Earth, eight imperfect souls are trapped together. Utterly isolated from the outside world for eight and a half months, this research team must face life or death challenges, their own inner demons and depend upon each other for survival.
With epic scope in the tradition of The Kentucky Cycle or Angels in America, this play takes its inspiration from the true story of the discovery of the hole in the ozone layer at the height of the Cold War. Part historical adventure, love story and mystical foray into the unknown, it’s about a world that can either tear apart or come together for its own survival. It’s a vital story for today and an extraordinary excursion for audiences to the ends of the Earth.
An additional sixth part on the science behind the hole in the ozone layer and climate change will be co-produced with Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) all to be released to ART audiences prior to broader distribution. The audio drama is directed by Artistic Director Dámaso Rodríguez and features award-winning composition and sound design of Rodolfo Ortega.