Discovering Antarctica: Heroic Tales
Feb 22, 2020 | 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Fermilab | S. Kirk Rd. at Pine St. | Batavia, IL 60510 | 630.840.2787
Feb 22, 2020
08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
S. Kirk Rd. at Pine St.
Batavia, IL 60510
"Aidan Dooley gives a compelling solo performance in this ripping good yarn about real-life adventurer Tom Crean…the charismatic Dooley recounts the riveting tale of an ordinary man who showed extraordinary courage." – New York Daily News. Tom Crean (1877-1938) the intrepid Antarctic explorer and one of Ireland’s unsung heroes is brought to life in this dramatic and humorous solo performance by Aidan Dooley. Hear the riveting true stories of Crean’s Antarctic explorations as one of the few men to serve with both Scott and Shackleton and survive three famous expeditions: Discovery, (1901 – 1904); Terra Nova (1910 – 1913); and Endurance (1914 – 1916).
Aidan Dooley is from Galway, Ireland and wrote and first performed ‘Tom Crean – Antarctic Explorer’ ten years ago in Tralee, Ireland for Tom Crean’s family. He then took the play to the New York International Fringe Festival where he was awarded Best Solo Show. He has also been nominated for awards at The Dublin Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival and The Elliot Norton Theatre Critics Award Boston and in 2006 won the prestigious Fringe First at Edinburgh.