April 6 - April 22

at the Todd Wehr Theater Directions

In Milwaukee there lives a very special young man. One who sees more deeply than others. He sees so much that he loves in his city, but he also sees the fractures. And when this special boy begins to see icebergs floating into Milwaukee, he alone must find a way to help his community navigate through the dangerous waters. From internationally recognized playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer comes a contemporary folk tale inspired by conversations with our community. Suggested for families with young people ages 10 – 17+

Written by Finegan Kruckemeyer, with input from the citizens of Milwaukee
This play was co-commissioned by First Stage in Milwaukee, WI and Filament Theatre in Chicago, IL

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Tech Talks

Following select performances, learn more about the behind-the-scenes magic at our Tech Talks, a 20-minute extended talkback with our creative team.

Saturday, April 14, following the 3:30pm performance 
The story behind the story.
Artistic Director Jeff Frank shares the story of how and why a playwright from the other side of the world wound up crafting this play inspired by the citizens of Milwaukee.

Saturday, April 21,  following the 3:30 pm performance
Crafting the world of Antarctica.
 Go behind the scenes with Technical Director Emily Adams and Design Supervisor Brandon Kirkham as they share the story of the scenic design and creation for ANTARCTICA, WI and the magic of bringing it to life.

Family Packages are on sale for the 2018-2019 season. Choose 3 or more plays to create your package. Single tickets are on sale August 20, 2018.

Sponsored by

This program is supported by a grant from the Milwaukee Arts Board and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Community Engagement and Youth Activities sponsored by

Visual Arts Projects sponsored by

  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund

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