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Theater: “A Big Blue Nail” Tells the Story of Matthew Henson and Robert E. Peary at the North Pole

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

Loy Arcenas stages a new play by Carlyle Brown, “A Big Blue Nail,” at the Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago (January 25 – March 2, 2008). Long underappreciated in the annals of polar exploration, Matthew Henson partnered with Robert E. Peary on his most ambitious expeditions to the North, and traveled over 9,000 miles by [...]

Iqaluit Debut of “Frobisher,” an Opera by John Murrell and John Estacio

Wednesday, February 7th, 2007

Four years in the making, the collaboration between composer John Estacio and librettist John Murrell begins its northern tour in Iqaliut this week. Commissioned by The Banff Centre and The Calgary Opera, Frobisher tells the story of the three expeditions of Martin Frobisher to the eastern arctic in search of the Northwest Passage, and the [...]