'A Hundred Words for Snow', by Tatty Hennessy.
"It's a bit weird to be sitting and drinking with a fit boy with
your dad's ashes in your backpack."
15-year-old Rory has suddenly lost her father, who was a
geography teacher and frustrated explorer. She sets out achieve his
unfulfilled dream - to go to the North Pole.
This one-woman show is an extraordinary piece of new writing by
Tatty Hennessy. Rory's journeys - UK to Svalbard, selfish to
enlightened, child to adult - serve as parallels to humanity's
relationships with the Arctic, and the environment as a whole. From
18th Century 'explorers' to current climatic trauma, overarching
themes of discovery, change, and resilience accompany us the entire
way. By turns funny, poignant, adventurous, historical and
thought-provoking, 'A Hundred Words for Snow' captures the
world-view of a girl growing up. Rory is pragmatic and emotional,
observant and selfish, a conduit of humankind's relationship to our
Moose of Fire Productions are proud to have been granted the
rights for this delightful tale, and look forward to presenting its
New Zealand premiere. This Boosted campaign is to assist with
production costs, which are otherwise self-funded.
We intend for a successful Dunedin season to be followed by a
National tour - so your support will help us bring this show to
Oh, and there's polar bears.
The Moose Team:
Rory: Lani Swann
Director: Ellie Swann
Technical Design: Martin Swann